City of Lappeenranta organized an international conference on water resources management on April 15 and 16. The conference was held within the framework of the ENI LIP project "Monrepos" and became one of the events of the 2021 "Green Leaf". The theme of the conference is "Baltic sea and the quality of life"
Presentations were made by representatives of the Finnish Institute of the Environment, Sevzapinzhtechnology Research and Design Institute LLC, the Vyborg District Public Council and the Vyborg District MF Administration, LUT University, the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare, Lappeenranta Energy, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Mikkeli Development Miksei Ltd, Construction of Special Tunnels LLC, Creal LLC, Deka LLC, and the European Commission.
On April 16, 3 parallel sessions were held:
- Waste water treatment;
- Storm water.
During the conference, the following topics were covered:
- Development of the state of the Baltic Sea and prospects for the future;
- ENI LIP presentation of the "Monrepos" project;
- Water management improves quality of life;
- Enhanced wastewater treatment, enhanced phosphorus treatment;
- Best Water: Lappeenranta Energy;
- Water epidemics in Finland - where they come from and what they cause;
- Automation of technological processes of water supply and sewerage, IT-support of management processes;
- Municipal water management enhances innovation, development, research, and business activities;
- Carbon footprint of wastewater treatment plants;
- Lessons learned from the Finnish case studies;
- Disposal of sewage sludge for biogas production;
- Practical experience in the implementation of water disposal facilities in the Leningrad region;
- Design, construction and commissioning of facilities in localities: pgt. Bolshoy dvor, Tsvylevo and Putilovo;
- Microtunneling in Finland, Kakola wastewater treatment plant outlet pipeline;
- Features and advantages of the technology of installation without digging in the construction of networks;
- Modern methods of construction of horizontal and vertical workings in complex geological conditions of the urban infrastructure of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region;
- Innovative natural shungite solutions and EM technologies for water treatment (SHEM-WP);
- Storm water management practices. Comparison between Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands;
- Post-processing technologies that can be applied in the Baltic Sea region;
- Development of the EU policy on drinking water and urban wastewater;
- Connecting cities and rivers, how rivers affect cities, highlighting water pollution issues, and microplastics in water.
Screenshots of the conference can be viewed here.