Webinar "Contributions to EU-wide and Commission eventsWebinar "

Today, members of our association had the opportunity to participate in a webinar organized by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region office. We obtained a lot of interesting and substantively useful information, which will certainly be used in the implementation of the Waterman and Nurcecoast projects. Participants of the information seminar were provided with a list of events that could contribute to the implementation of project activities and intensify communication activities.

NURSECOAST-II - Study visit to Denmark

A study visit of the NURSECOAST-II project consortium to Denmark took place from 25-27 October. The project partners, together with the experts invited to the project, had the opportunity to learn about the pilot projects of the NURSECOAST-II wastewater treatment plants in Skovsgård and Næstved.

The proposed solutions hold great potential for improving the Baltic Sea by improving small sewage systems, which are particularly prone to high seasonality.

During the visit, the project partners also had fruitful discussions, working out synergies and supporting joint initiatives.

Below is a link to the NURSECOASTIA page on LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/nursecoast_nursecoast-ii-consortium-gathers-in-denmark-activity-7124739440417071104-E2sR/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop

NURSECOAST-II - online meeting

As every fortnight, we also attended the regular meeting of the NURSECOAST-II project partners today, 29 August. During the online meeting, the project partners shared the progress of the project objectives. We talked about consultations, study visits and future reports. We also tried to set a preliminary agenda for the meeting planned for October. And tomorrow we will meet again, this time with our external experts, to work on the advanced technologies that will be used in the planned wastewater treatment plant.

Nursecoast II - technolognike meeting

On Wednesday 30 August this year, the NURSECOAST II project held an online meeting on technological issues. We discussed with experts the topics related to the application of nano-bubbles technology in a future investment. The Polish partners have already received a nano-bubble generator for their treatment plant and a large part of the meeting was devoted to this topic. We are still preparing for a physical meeting and a peer-to-peer report.

The Nursecoast project aims to better adapt wastewater treatment systems to the high seasonality in tourist destinations and to improve the condition of the coastal Baltic Sea. It focuses on the problem of small wastewater treatment plants related to tourism on the sea coast. The high variability of flows caused by the seasonality of tourist traffic makes it difficult to achieve the required effluent quality at any time. In turn, the quality of wastewater affects the health of coastal waters and the attractiveness of these destinations for tourism.

The project will pilot different approaches to treating excess wastewater during peak tourist periods, such as wastewater treatment technologies, reuse of treated wastewater, nature-based solutions, grey water and sludge management. In addition, an exploratory study of small wastewater systems will be carried out in order to increase knowledge of everyday operational problems, to develop several tutorials based on the project results and to formulate policy guidelines for wastewater treatment in Baltic Sea tourist destinations. The main target groups are local public authorities, owners of tourist attractions and operators of wastewater treatment plants.

Regular online meeting NURSECOAST-II

As every fortnight, we also attended the regular meeting of the NURSECOAST-II project partners today, 29 August. During the online meeting, the project partners shared the progress of the project objectives. We talked about consultations, study visits and future reports. We also tried to set a preliminary agenda for the meeting planned for October. And tomorrow we will meet again, this time with our external experts, to work on the advanced technologies that will be used in the planned wastewater treatment plant.

Online meeting - Nursecoast II project

The Nursecoast II project partners met today, July 18. The project consortium, in an online format, connects every two weeks. The regularity of the meetings is aimed at presenting current issues that the partners are currently working on.

The topic of discussion today was the presentation of information on the timing of the next project tasks, potential pilot sites and future evaluation results regarding the selection of the appropriate technology used to build the wastewater treatment plant. 

The partners discussed a report on case study sites in Finland. The report is intended to help work on future technology solutions and internal reporting work. You can find expert opinions and feedback on the project's pilot investments in choosing the most effective and optimal technological solution to serve the local community. The above document also includes a chapter on the review of the peer review co-creation process, during which specific aspects of the pilot investment were evaluated, and a chapter on the evaluation of each pilot investment and the results of the peer review discussions.

The report is also intended to serve as a book of good practices showing various aspects of choosing the optimal solution based on known and proven technologies, considered the best in the market. The document goes beyond the borders of the country, containing the opinions of experts from each partner country on selected pilot projects, you will find there elements that, if certain conditions are met, can also be applied elsewhere. The final result will be 5 more such reports, for a total of 6 partner countries.

In summary, as presented by the project partners, the document discussed above has a threefold purpose: first, it is intended to serve as a feedback mechanism to help improve the project's pilot work, particularly the development of the pilots, and ultimately the use of the project results by local authorities. Second, it is a coherent collection of expert opinions on each pilot project to be taken into account when partners discuss options for improving wastewater treatment with local authorities in rural tourist destinations. It is a valuable tool for partners to open dialogue with representatives of municipalities and wastewater treatment authorities, specialists and experts. Thirdly, it serves as an aid in bridging the gap in local authorities' knowledge of some of the obstacles and challenges associated with each investment, and making sure that lessons can be learned and implemented by subsequent municipalities.

Evaluating the choice of methods and technologies to solve local wastewater problems at each pilot site will allow mutual exchange of methods used in other pilot projects that could be adapted, or used elsewhere.