The Vuoksi River basin, Finland and the Russian Federation (WWDR3, 2009)
Through concerted efforts, water quality has been significantly improved in the basin since the 1970s, when large amounts of untreated industrial waste were being dumped into waterways. Today, both the water quality and the environmental status are much better. However, increasing industrial activities in the Russian Federation may pose a renewed risk of some degradation.
- Read the summary case study [bookmark pointing to full WWDR3 - PDF - 30 MB]
Read other related case studies:
- Lake Peipsi/Chudskoe-Pskovskoe, Estonia and the Russian Federation (WWDR1, 2003)
- Reversing environmental damage in Lake Peipsi/Chudskoe-Pskovskoe, Estonia and the Russian Federation (WWDR2, 2006)