Discover the achievements of the NPA projects

Seven years of cooperation between people, communities, and organisations across thousands of kilometres made a difference in the Northern Periphery and Arctic regions.

Browse the NPA map of results to discover our stories of cooperation. Pick a dot from the map and scroll down to read  about people who have met similar minded colleagues and together found solutions for their shared challenges.

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Preventing water and soil pollution

Sharing best practices to improve water and soil quality

Activities related to agriculture and mineral extraction industries in the NPA areas cause significant risks to the vulnerable environment through water and land pollution. Prior to the project, the WATERPRO partners developed their specific methods for managing water runoffs, which served as a basis for creating the WATERPRO guidelines and videos to manage the agricultural and mineral extraction runoffs. Through nine pilot sites, several innovative, low cost practices were implemented and presented to the local authorities. In Finland, two pilot sites were established, one in Maaninka, researching the recovery of phosphorus in agriculture, and one in Kuopio, monitoring explosive based nitrogen emissions.


Teija Rantala

Savonia University of Applied Sciences

The Good Practice Inventory gives a comprehensive package of information on the different runoff management methods and nutrient runoff prediction models suitable in our region for controlling runoffs from agriculture. I have been utilizing it in my teaching and in regional projects as an easy source of such information. It gives valuable background information that can be used for example when designing concrete actions and to predicting their effects on preventing nutrient runoffs in agriculture.