FE445 The Finnish Eurowaternet
with information of Finnish water resources and monitoring strategies
Jorma Niemi, Pertti Heinonen, Sari Mitikka, Heidi Vuoristo, Olli-Pekka Pietiläinen, Markku Puupponen and Esa Rönkä (Eds.), 2001.
The Finnish Environment 445, Environmental protection, 62 p.
URN:ISBN:9521117885; ISBN 952-11-1788-5 (PDF).
The publication is available also in printed form ISBN 952-11-0827-4 (nid.)
In 1998 the European Environment Agency published Technical Guidelines for Implementation of the Monitoring and Information Network for Inland Waters, entitled EUROWATERNET. In every Member Country a monitoring network should be designed according to
these guidelines and put into operation. These national networks will together form the EUROWATERNETnetwork that will provide information about waters at a European level. In the future they will be developed to meet the requirements of the EU Water
This publication presents the Finnish EUROWATERNET network compiled in close cooperation with experts from the Finnish Environment Institute and the 13 Regional Environment Centres. The network is based on the current national monitoring networks
supplemented with new sampling sites and includes a total of 195 river sites, 253 lake sites and 74 hydrological sites. It provides a representative picture of the country’s inland water quality and quantity. Sampling sites, sampling frequencies and
depths as well as variables and analytical methods are shown. The network for rivers and that of lakes were put into operation from the first of January, 2000. In May 2000 water quality data of the sampling sites of this network from the years 1980-1999
was delivered to EEA. The Finnish EUROWATERNET for groundwaters is under preparation. In addition, information about Finnish water resources and current monitoring strategies is given.
Jorma Niemi, Finnish Environment Institute, Phone + 359 9 403 000.