Photo Exhibition: Actions for better water

An exhibition with good examples of how we together can tackle some of the most serious environmental problems that affect the quality and vitality of our waters.

Access to clean drinking water and healthy, thriving lakes and rivers is essential for the health and well-being of humans, animals and plants. Our waters are vital, and a source of benefit, pleasure and recreation.


In Sweden, we take our water for granted. That said, though, many Swedish waters are over-fertilised and contaminated by environmental toxins. Dams and power plants prevent fish from migrating to their spawning grounds, and the environment around rivers and streams is depleted.


The EU project LIFE IP Rich Waters has been working since 2017 to improve the aquatic environment, mainly in the central Swedish waters that flow into and affect Lake Mälaren and the northern Baltic Sea.


The project is a partnership between government agencies, municipalities, companies, researchers and water conservation associations. Together, we have trialled new technologies, developed new methods and demonstrated how measures to improve water can be implemented in practice.