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.
BSR WATER will be present at the Networking Village – find us at the stand of EUSBSR PA Nutri! The virtual networking facilities allow chat and videocall discussions, and BSR WATER will be avalable for connecting at 11.45–12.20 CET.
Workshop by platforms BSR WATER and SuMaNu: 30 September
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). The results of the workshop will be presented at the Annual Forum's main event on 20 October.
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 discusses the state-of-the-art in nutrient recycling within and across the two sectors, agriculture and municipal wastewater management. Participants 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 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