Finland has expertise in all areas that constitute good water quality.
Find out the strongholds of Finnish Water Expertise!

Finland has come a long way from a poor developing country in the 50’s, to a top runner in all rankings related to environmental status, education, wealth and well-being. Proactive strategies and actions have included long-term goal setting, effective legislation, good governance, broad application of research and cooperation with various stakeholders. As a result from these actions, Finland is also known in the water sector for its efficient and reliable technologies, versatile knowledge on water issues, effective regulation and holistic management. Read more about Finland in statistics >

Many water-related issues around the world could be solved with knowledge based decision-making and improved efficiency. Combining the Finnish water knowledge with our innovative IT expertise yields smart solutions for monitoring and managing our environment. As a result, Finland is among the best in e.g. sustainable water use, environmental healthclimate resilience and air quality.

Finnish Water Expertise
– Comprehensive solutions for global water challenges


Risk management of water supply and sanitation

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Water utility modernization

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Artificial groundwater for drinking water production

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Water resources management and lake restoration

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Flood prevention
natural storm water management

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Oil spill risk management – prepared for an effective response

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Dam safety – preparedness in long-term

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Transboundary waters

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Other Finnish know-how

Water, Energy and Material Efficiency
  • Water recycling and nutrient removal
  • Water treatment and desalination with solar energy
Smart Water – ICT solutions for water
  • Monitoring and measurement, sensor technology
  • Hydro-meteorological services
  • Real time system management, wireless data transfer
Industrial water and wastewater treatment
  • Food industry, mining, forestry, pulp and paper, oil, textile and steel industry
  • Solutions for water quality and water flow monitoring and control
Municipal water and wastewater treatment
  • Process modelling and automation
  • Biological and chemical nutrient removal
  • Network management, reduction of non-revenue water (NRW)
Education and research
  • High-level research by research institutes, universities and applied universities
  • World-class teaching methods and results