Good Practices

One of the main objects of the LakeAdmin project is to share and transfer good lake restoration practices, which will lead to better water status and improved usability of lakes, between European regions.

LakeAdmin project has compiled a set of good practices (GPs) of lake restoration after co-operation of partners throughout Europe and after carrying out a thorough analysis of around 30 candidates of  practices. These will be prepared to become a relevant part of regional planning and water management. The set of practices addresses many subjects for procedures and tools for restoration planning, for monitoring, for reducing loads and impacts of pressures and for wide restoration cases with complex needs for uses of a lake. The set of GPs includes e.g. multicriteria assessments in comparison of lake restoration initiatives, reduction of nutrient loads from scattered settlements by onsite household wastewater treatment units, pressure mapping in regional planning of lake management, training for lake stakeholders on plans for restoration, evaluation of the secondary losses of fish stocks caused by protected piscivorous birds, biomonitoring of status of water bodies, and biomanipulation for improvement of lake status.

The set of identified GPs are divided into five categories, which are presented through links on the left column.



The LakeAdmin project identified altogether 18 good practices (GPs) of lake restoration and used several most appropriate of them in each partner’s regional or local plan (called implementation plan in the project) for advancement of lake restoration. Plans were produced in cooperation with regional or local authorities. In this guidebook the working procedure and set of identified good practices are presented.







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