Finland has abundant water resources

Water resources

Water is an indispensable natural resource. Finland has high-quality water in abundance. The amount of water per resident is the greatest in eastern and northern Finland. The west coast suffers from seasonal flooding, while in certain dry and densely populated regions in southern and south-western Finland there is some shortage of suitable sources for the abstraction of high-quality drinking water.

These web pages tell about the use and management of water resources, forms of support available, water resources strategies and legislation, and international cooperation.

Further information:
Mr Kai Kaatra
Tel. +358 (0)295 16 2106
Email: forename.surname(at)mmm.fi [kai.kaatra]

Updated 24.2.2012

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