The symposium will take place at the Sibelius Hall in Lahti. This modern venue is named after the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) and hosts many cultural events as well as conferences and symposia.


Lahti in summer is lively and warm, with a good selection of hotels and restaurants close to the conference venue. The city can be easily reached from Helsinki-Vantaa international airport.
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Current practices and future challenges

June 4th- 6th 2018, Lahti, Finland

The symposium is organized by the Universities of Helsinki and Jyväskylä, together with the Lake Vesijärvi Foundation. We aim to bring together international experts to present the state of the art in the science of lake restoration and the underlying biogeochemical processes. We also want to stimulate debate about future challenges, such as the impacts of environmental change and economic development on lake systems, and to foster discussion of best practices for lake restoration in the future.
The symposium will take place over three days and will be open to 120 participants.


The symposium is open to researchers and water managers working on all themes related to restoration of eutrophic lakes, including nutrient reduction strategies, biomanipulation, aeration, chemical additions and other approaches, with an emphasis on understanding the associated biogeochemical processes.

Fieldtrip on lake Vesijärvi

Lahti is situated on the Salpausselkä moraine in Southern Finland. The city stands on the shores of Lake Vesijärvi, which has provided the people of Lahti with livelihood and amenities for generations. Although the lake was polluted in the 20th century, an intensive research and management effort has seen major improvements in water quality in recent decades. The symposium includes a fieldtrip on the lake, during which local experts will explain how nutrient loading reductions, biomanipulation and aeration pumping have been employed to manage water quality.

The Lake Vesijärvi FoundationUniversity of Helsinki