LakeAdmin – Regional administration of lake restoration initiatives

The Lake Admin project aimed at an exchange of good water management practices to support the implementation of the Water Framework Directive in each of the partner regions and to produce case study collection on restoration and management experiences and water quality data from the relevant lakes in each partner region covering the last 30 years.

Objective of the project

Economic values of clean and safe water are well established. Tourism is important economic industry in the recreation areas of lakes. However, despite remarkable investments in wastewater treatment, water quality is still highly affected by external and internal factors, such as sediments, agriculture and other diffuse sources, as well as climate change impacts. The main aims of the project sought to improve the effectiveness of regional development policies related to water management, especially in the field of lake, pond and reservoir restoration, in order to:

  1. Share and transfer good practices of lake restoration for better water status and improved usability of lakes
  2. Develop relevant water programmes in each participating region by developing tangible partner implementation plans which help to adopt good practices; and

3. Compile a data base for cases of lake restoration in the European area.


Finnish Environment Institute, Finland (Leadpartner)

The Municipal Federation of Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Finland

University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Water, Czech Republic

Alleroed Municipality, Denmark

Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia

Pelion Development Company S.A., Greece

Lake Balaton Development Coordination Agency (LBDCA), Hungary

Border, Midland and Western Regional Assembly, Ireland

Province of Rieti, Italy

Temi Zammit Foundation, Malta