WATERPEAT - Water management for sustainable use and protection of peatlands

Peatlands are important in several regions as they contribute to many ecosystem services such as drinking water provision, biomass production and flood retention. When peatlands are drained, negative environmental impacts include reduced surface water quality, loss in biodiversity and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Peatland water management must consider ways to: i) reduce water-related environmental impacts, ii) produce crops and biomass, iii) limit subsidence and soil loss, iv) prevent fire during droughts, v) offer viable solutions for restoration and after use of degraded sites. Water management must consider different type of peatlands, different land use options, climate, and socio-economic settings.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Author Bjørn Kløve
Last Updated December 28, 2020, 17:18 (UTC)
Created December 28, 2020, 16:56 (UTC)
Acronym WATERPEAT
Contact persons for Dissemination activities Bjørn Kløve ; Mark Healy; Hanna Silvennoinen
Funders The Research Council of Norway (NFR), Academy of Finland (AoF), The Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and European Commission
Project Partners University of Oulu;: National University of Ireland, Galway; NIBIO Norway; UGM Indonesia
access_level info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
end_date 2021-03-31
project_identifier grantAgreement/EC/
start_date 2019-04-01