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Seppo Rekolainen, Finish Environment Institute

Geographical region(s):

Russia, Finland

Screening and Identification Process:
Annual UN-Water Zaragoza Conference 2012/2013 Preparing for the 2013 International Year. Water Cooperation: Making it Happen! 8-10 January 2013.

To facilitate water resource management of frontier waters between Russia and Finland.

Technologies and Techniques Implemented:
1964 Agreement; joint Finnish – Russian Commission; holistic analysis to benefit both countries; identification of shared interests and goals; analysis of multiple interests disregarding state borders; finding an optimal solution for sharing costs and benefits; participatory approach; long-term commitment; being open and transparent to increase trust between partners; common monitoring programmes

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