Rich Waters is Sweden’s first integrated project (IP) within the EU’s LIFE Programme. The project started in January 2017 and will be implemented for 7,5 years. The overall goal is to improve the aquatic environment in the Northern Baltic Sea River Basin District.

Rich Waters is a partnership between national authorities, municipalities, companies, researchers and water preservation associations.

The project addresses five main thematic areas:

  1. Reduce eutrophication from agriculture, waste water and storm water
  2. Reduce eutrophication from internal loading
  3. Restore connectivity
  4. Reduce environmental pollutants
  5. Improve water planning