Virtual 11th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
The 11th EUSBSR Annual Forum will be organized on 20 October 2020 as a virtual event.
The Forum this year is focused on “Our Region, Our Future – Towards a Decade of Innovation and Sustainability”. Participants will be able to network and participate in discussions via mobile application and website platform, and the Networking Village will also be available online. More information available on the website of the Forum.
Welcome to the workshop
In the framework of the Annual Forum, BSR WATER platform, together with the platform SuMaNu, co-organizes an online workshop Unlocking the nutrient recycling potential in the Baltic Sea Region on 30 September 2020, 13.00–15.30 CET (14.00–16.30 EET) via Zoom.
The accumulation of nutrients in intensive livestock production areas and lack of sustainable solutions to recycle nutrients from wastewater are critical issues to solve in order to scale up circular economy, mitigate climate change and reduce eutrophication in inland and marine waters in the Baltic Sea Region. Sustainable use and better lifecycle management of plant nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus are important elements of the revised EUSBSR Action Plan and upcoming HELCOM Regional Nutrient Recycling Strategy to be adopted by the Baltic Sea Region countries in 2021.
This workshop will discuss the state-of-the-art in nutrient recycling within and across the two sectors, agriculture and municipal wastewater management. Participants will have the chance to discuss priority issues and recommendations outlined by the project platforms BSR WATER and SuMaNu as an input to the update of the post-2020 EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. In addition to the keynotes, the event includes work in thematic groups, which will focus on the following topics:
- Group A: Boosting the market for recycled fertilizer products
- Group B: Cooperation towards sustainable phosphorus strategy in the BSR
- Group C: Reducing pollutants in sewage sludge and ensuring the safety of recovered nutrients
The workshop welcomes for participation authorities, practitioners, researchers, innovators – everyone with an idea, challenge, responsibility or a question regarding nutrient recycling or products made with recycled nutrients and interest to develop and accelerate solutions on the international level.