2.2 A flexible education-model for stakeholders to help management planning

Project information

Index: 1237R4
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Water management
Location SUOMI / FINLAND MANNER-SUOMI Kuopio ItÀ-Suomi Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2004
End: 2006

Topic of the practice

A flexible education-model for local stakeholders and authorities was developed to support local management planning. The education was divided to five modules and it started from the basics of limnology and hydrology deepening to the different lake restoration methods at the end. Trainees prepared a management plan to a lake or lakes in their locality.

Good Practice Information

Main goal was to transfer knowledge of lake ecosystem and restoration to a practical level. Public resources for restoration are scarce in relation to restorations needs. Self-motivated voluntary work plays an important role in implementation of initiatives. Interactive and systematic planning is becoming more important when setting goals, selecting methods and operation models.

Participants included local actors or authorities, staff from relevant enterprises and private persons. Short modules allowed also people at work to participate. The education included lectures, guided team work in preparation of a management plan, study site visits and evaluation of the management plan.

Evidence of success

During the model course in North Savo there was altogether over 400 participants. Response on the frame of the model was positive as well as on the contents. One-day seminars were considered a good way to update knowledge of stakeholders on restoration questions.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Ville Matikka

Savonia University of Applied Sciences


Annex completed on: 11-28-2014

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