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NURSECOAST-II

PROGRAMME 2021-2027
priority
2 Water-smart societies
objective
2.1 Sustainable waters
Project type
Core Project
Implementation
January 2023 - December 2025
Technical details

NURSECOAST-II

The NURSECOAST-II project guides public authorities, water companies and tourist businesses on how to reduce seasonal increase in wastewater production and nutrient discharges in touristic areas.
Summary

Wastewater discharged from the near-coast Baltic tourist regions is characterised by a large variability of flow due to seasonality. This means significantly bigger wastewater flow during the peak of tourist season compared to the rest of the year. The wastewater plants are often designed according to low season and prepared to accommodate wastewater of significantly fewer people compared to actual needs during the peak tourist times, e.g. treatment plants with less than 2000-person equivalent capacity. Finding a different wastewater technological solution especially adapted to tourist areas, would reduce the nutrients inputs to the sea and improve the status of the Baltic Sea.  

The project´s overarching goal is to find an alternative wastewater treatment solution specifically adapted to tourist areas that will reduce nutrient inputs to the Baltic Sea. It is recognised that the challenge of adaptation to high seasonality requires a broader approach than just technological solutions. Therefore, the project aims to provide a comprehensive method to address this issue.  

The project's novel approach involves piloting different approaches to treat excess wastewater during the peak tourism period, such as wastewater treatment technologies, treated wastewater reuse, using nature to treat excess wastewater in the summer, greywater and sludge management, replication, and reintroduction. During the project, six pilots will be held in Denmark, Poland, Lithuania and Finland, testing better wastewater solutions.

In addition, three regional surveys on small wastewater systems will be conducted (in Sweden, Estonia, Latvia) to improve knowledge of everyday operation problems, compile several tutorials based on the project´s results, and formulate policy guidelines for wastewater treatment at the Baltic Sea region´s tourist destinations.  This is accompanied with a pan-Baltic Sea Region GIS-based mapping. The project also includes practical study visits, knowledge and experience exchange, peer-review as well as environmental assessments and business incentives. 

NURSECOAST-II connects 17 partner organisations from 8 countries in the Baltic Sea Region. Thus, the project demonstrates the potential for a high macro-regional impact, with a regional focus, as the solutions differ depending on the coast's characteristics, e.g. for the sandy coasts of Poland, Germany, Lithuania compared to the rocky archipelagos of Sweden, Finland and, Estonia.  

 The project's primary beneficiaries are local public authorities, tourist operators, companies, and infrastructure and public service providers.  

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Budgets

NURSECOAST-II
in numbers.
  • 4.42
    Million
    Total
  • 3.54
    Million
    Erdf
  • 0.00
    Million
    Norway

Success indicators

NURSECOAST-II
in numbers.
50 Organisations reached with 1 Solutions in offer 1 Solutionsin use 6 Pilotactivities 42 Organisationsin the project
  • 54.374085618.6132113
  • 54.898213923.9044817
  • 60.228981925.0184561
  • 60.167488124.9427473
  • 60.4488802522.266487489595384
  • 57.013969.984469
  • 54.121021517.9781656
  • 59.451931924.7176649
  • 56.972716423.7886979
  • 61.300426717.0503142
  • 60.043663924.0046977
  • 54.662768517.2160201
  • 54.84451210.751598
  • 55.21635311.752087
  • 54.155870819.4044583
  • 54.172054612.0771826
Lead partnerThe Szewalski Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery Polish Academy of Sciences (IFFM PAS)
  • Town
    Gdańsk
  • Region
  • Country
    Poland
  • Region
    Trójmiejski
Total partner budget
538,137.78
Kaunas University of Technology (KTU)
  • Town
    Kaunas
  • Region
  • Country
    Lithuania
  • Region
    Kauno apskritis
Total partner budget
165,526.33
Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE)
  • Town
    Helsinki
  • Region
  • Country
    Finland
  • Region
    Helsinki-Uusimaa
Total partner budget
489,684.00
SYKLI Environmental College (SYKLI)
  • Town
    Helsinki
  • Region
  • Country
    Finland
  • Region
    Helsinki-Uusimaa
Total partner budget
195,470.00
Keep the Archipelago Tidy Association (KATA)
  • Town
    Turku
  • Region
  • Country
    Finland
  • Region
    Varsinais-Suomi
Total partner budget
161,160.00
Aalborg Univesity (AAU)
  • Town
    Aalborg
  • Region
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Region
    Nordjylland
Total partner budget
333,467.20
The Bogdan Janski Bure Misie Community Foundation (BMCF)
  • Town
    Kościerzyna
  • Region
  • Country
    Poland
  • Region
    Chojnicki
Total partner budget
280,985.52
Stockholm Environment Institute Tallinn Centre (SEI Tallinn)
  • Town
    Tallinn
  • Region
  • Country
    Estonia
  • Region
    Põhja-Eesti
Total partner budget
273,181.07
Jurmala Udens Water Utility (JU)
  • Town
    Jūrmala
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Rīga
Total partner budget
415,452.00
Municipality of Söderhamn
  • Town
    Söderhamn
  • Region
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Region
    Gävleborgs län
Total partner budget
327,210.40
Municipality of Ingå
  • Town
    Inkoo
  • Region
  • Country
    Finland
  • Region
    Helsinki-Uusimaa
Total partner budget
249,999.99
Municipality of Smoldzino
  • Town
    Smołdzino
  • Region
  • Country
    Poland
  • Region
    Słupski
Total partner budget
201,612.33
JSC Neringa water
  • Town
    Nida, Neringa
  • Region
  • Country
    Lithuania
  • Region
    Klaipėdos apskritis
Total partner budget
152,092.67
Danish Nature Fund
  • Town
    Rudkøbing
  • Region
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Region
    Fyn
Total partner budget
67,645.38
NK forsyning
  • Town
    Næstved
  • Region
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Region
    Vest- og Sydsjælland
Total partner budget
118,145.38
Association of Polish Communes Euroregion Baltic
  • Town
    Elbląg
  • Region
  • Country
    Poland
  • Region
    Elbląski
Total partner budget
210,754.22
EUCC - The Coastal Union Germany
  • Town
    Rostock
  • Region
  • Country
    Germany
  • Region
    Rostock, Kreisfreie Stadt
Total partner budget
240,656.00

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