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Water Management

Finnish Swedish Transboundary Water Commission

develops cooperation between Finland and Sweden

in the water management area.

Commission promotes cooperation between

the authorities of Finland and Sweden in coordinating

and reconciling programmes, plans and measures designed

to reach the objectives for the status of the aquatic

environment and monitoring the status of waters.

Agreement in English (pdf-file)

Agreemet in Swedish (pdf-file)

Agreement in Finnish

Agreement in Northern Sami (pdf-file)

In matters concerning activities practised in the water

management area which fall under the water and environmental

legislation and which may have impacts on the status and use of the transboundary rivers or coastal water areas the Commission

has the right to give a statement on a permit matter or

appeal a decision concerning a permit matter.

The Commission has the right to make motions and give statements in other matters concerning waters in the water management area.


EU-Water Frame directive (pdf-file) »

United Nations the law of the sea, further information »

International water issues

Trilateral working-group in Northern Calotte, in 16.-18 April 2013 in Kittilä


Trilateral working group for the harmonisation of the Water Framework Directive in the Northern Calotte, 3.phase (pdf, 527 kt)

Water status in Europe EEA Report 2012 »

Territorial cohesion and water

management in Europe EEA Technical Report »

Definitions of river boundaries(pdf-file)Keith Richards »

Economic Commission for Europe, Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes, open the file »


In Finland

Surveillance »

Environmental permits »

Finnish Environment Institute »

In Sweden

Surveillance »

Environmental permits »

Swedish authority for water management »