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The section Waters contains information on water bodies and water resources and their status, monitoring, use and restoration. This section also contains material on the protection of waters and the related cooperation. Järvi-meriwiki is the gateway to a wiki-type web service specifically created for lakes and the Sea. Research perspective is presented on SYKE’s web service. Strategies, programmes and legislation of water are presented on the Ministry of the Enviroment's web service.

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Chemical status of surface waters (2020)

The chemical status of water bodies remains poor

The chemical status of Finnish lakes, rivers, and coastal waters has not yet improved, despite the concentrations of several chemicals falling below the limits set for them (EQS - Environmental Quality Standards). As the quality standards for a few permanent and bioaccumulative substances are exceeded throughout Finland, the chemical status of Finnish surface water is rated as poor.
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Järvi- ja meriwiki (Lake&Sea wiki), maintained by the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, is a collaborative web service focusing on Finland’s lakes and other water areas. Using Lake&Sea wiki, anyone can engage in activities such as editing descriptions of lakes, maintaining observation spots and contributing to the discussion forum.
Published 2014-10-13 at 13:13, updated 2020-10-01 at 11:32