Welcome to the Regional administration of lake restoration initiatives (LakeAdmin) project website. In this project good lake restoration practices will be assessed and shared throughout Europe.
The LakeAdmin project has been co-financed by the European Union's Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and made possible by the INTERREG IVC Programme.
The economic values of clean and safe water are well established. Lakes, ponds and reservoirs provide water for drinking, irrigation, recreation, fish, natural and cultural values and other ecosystem services. However, despite remarkable investments in wastewater treatment, the quality of many waters is still affected by internal and external factors such as sediments, agriculture and other diffuse sources. These problems can be tackled by lake management and restoration measures.
LakeAdmin follows up on the INTERREG IIIC North project LakePromo, which in 2004-2007 presented an overview of lake restoration practices. However, in planning concrete measures the LakeAdmin partners see a need to review the experiences of case studies in more detail.
The key objectives of LakeAdmin are to:
• Improve the goal-setting and quality of lake restoration in regions that have acknowledged the importance of lakes in their economic development.
• Improve the effectiveness of regional development policies related to water management, especially in the field of lake, pond and reservoir restoration and management.
How the key objectives will be achived?
In the LakeAdmin project ten partner organisations will:
• Share and transfer of good water management practices for better water quality and improved usability.
• Develop implementation plans to help adopt good water management practices in their regional operational practices.
• Compile good practices and European Lake Restoration Archive of reality-examples into open access guidance material available to lake managers, regional authorities and stakeholders.
• Recognize the European dimension and expand project mission beyond partner regions considering the new lake standards set by the Water Framework Directive
About INTERREG IVC
The Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC, financed by the European Union's Regional Development Fund, helps Regions of Europe work together to share experience and good practice in the areas of innovation, the knowledge economy, the environment and risk prevention. EUR 302 million is available for project funding but, more than that, a wealth of knowledge and potential solutions are also on hand for regional policy-makers.