Reporting obligation for: Managing wetlands and freshwater ecosystems for retention of nutrients (Recommendation 18/4)

Title Managing wetlands and freshwater ecosystems for retention of nutrients (Recommendation 18/4)
Description Increased nutrient retention in wetland and freshwater systems should be considered through, e.g.:
(i) restoration of shallow lakes and wetlands;
(ii)large-scale restoration of natural water regimes in drained fens and bogs;
(iii) encouragement of low intensity farming practices on fens and bogs used for agricultural purposes (i.e. preservation or re-establishment of natural or high water regimes, renunciation of fertilization and ploughing);
(iv) allowing natural and re-establishing of the meandering of watercourses, inter alia, taking into account the infrastructure, by means of a combination of green fallowing and the restoration of watercourses.



(v) introduction of environmentally sound practices for maintenance of watercourses;
(vi) programmes should be developed and action taken to implement the above mentioned measures and to report on the effect of these measures or any other measures taken to reduce nutrient discharges.
Legislative instrument title Helsinki Convention
Reporting dates and guidelines
National reporting coordinators HELCOM Secreteriat
National reporting contacts
Reporting frequency  
Next report due HELCOM has stopped regularly reporting and will decide next reporting to be related to thematic assessment.
Date comments  
Report to Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (Helsinki Commission)
Other clients using this reporting
Reporting guidelines Managing wetlands and freshwater ecosystems for retention of nutrients [Valid since 11/03/1997]  
Extra information supersedes HELCOM Rec 13/12. Actions taken regarding economic incentives, recommendations, regulations, agricultural advice should be reported.
Principle repository  
Data used for
Type of information reported Compliance, Regulatory