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Round Table on Water Stewardship

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On 1 December Baltic Development Forum together with SIWI Swedish Water House and Race for the Baltic organized a round table with the title “Identifying the wins, addressing the barriers, and navigating the concept jungle – The why and how of corporate water stewardship”. Participating were representatives of a number of organisations providing tools and certifications for water stewardship. CEO…

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BDF Report: Making Water Your Business – Company Perspectives from the Baltic Sea Region

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Responsible water management is good business that can mitigate risks, cut down on costs, build trust with consumers and decision-making, and provide companies with a competitive advantage. These are some of the main points outlined in the report “Making Water Your Business – Company Perspectives from the Baltic Sea Region”, launched by the Baltic Development Forum at the 16th BDF…

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Baltic Sea Strategy steps up cooperation

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The European Commission has today (23 March) released a Communication on the first of its Macro-Regional Strategies, the European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR), setting out how it proposes to take co operation between the participating states up a gear. The aim of the Strategy is to increase the impact of EU funds to reach common goals,…

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The Baltic Sea Award 2011 to Prof. Arjen Hoekstra for his Work on the Water Footprint Concept

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The 2011 Baltic Sea Award goes to Professor Arjen Hoekstra for his pioneering work on the water footprint concept. Mr. Hoekstra is both a university academic at the University of Twente and scientific director of the international NGO The Water Footprint Network, www.waterfootprint.org. In many respect the Baltic Sea is one of the most polluted waters in the world. This…

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Siemens New Strategic Partner

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We are happy to announce that Siemens has joined the Baltic Development Forum Network as Strategic Partner. ”Siemens follows with interest the development of the new macro-region in the Baltic Sea Region, and we are pleased to work together with BDF in presenting new business opportunities and green solutions especially within the energy and water sectors” Jukka Pertola, Chief Executive…

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Popular Danish EUSBSR seminar held in Copenhagen

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For the 3rd consecutive year BDF organised a seminar on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region targeted Danish stakeholders in close cooperation with Danish Regions, the European Commission representation in Denmark, the Danish Enterprise and Construction Authority of Denmark and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. The seminar took place in Copenhagen 9 September 2011. Lars W. Andersen, BDF…

WATERPRAXIS: Improving the status of the Baltic Sea

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Eutrophication is one of the biggest environmental problems of the Baltic Sea. Learn more about a project aiming at eco-efficient and sustainable practices to improve the status of the Baltic Sea. Fostering sustainable practices to improve the status of the Baltic Sea The major restricting actions against Eutrophication of the Baltic Sea are included in River Basin Management Plans (RBMP)…

It is time to implement the Baltic Sea Action Plan

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Speakers at a seminar hosted by BDF member Nordic Investment Bank called for concrete projects to be identified for improving the health of the Baltic Sea. Financing Concrete Actions to Save the Baltic Sea The seminar “From Source to Sea: Financing Concrete Actions to Save the Baltic Sea”. was organised by BDF member Nordic Investment Bank (NIB), together with the…