Environmental Impact

Our oceans, lakes and streams are constantly exposed to eutrophication, rubbing and acidification. It is likely to deteriorate the quality of water and living conditions of organisms living there for a long time in the future if no action is taken.

Advanced treatment of wastewater

The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management is funding several projects which aim to identify options to reduce the release of pharmaceutical residues to aquatic environment.

Read more about advanced treatment of wastewater.

Environmental hazards from sunken shipwrecks

There are hundreds of shipwrecks along the coasts of Sweden, which are a threat to the environment. The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM) is responsible for coordinating the investigations and remediation of shipwrecks in Swedish waters.

Read more about shipwrecks.

The Herting Project

This project is aiming for a ecosystem based management of the Ätran river to increase biodiversity, while still being able to use the river to produce energy from hydro power stations.

Read more about the Herting project.