Expert services on stream management and restoration

Finnish Environment Institute SYKE offers expertise on vast management measures for rivers, streams and brooks. We have knowledge from small forestry brooks to large hydropower streams and we can offer deep ecological understanding with profound hydrological modelling capacity. The special areas of our expertise include improving water status and using scientific knowledge in restoration.

Preparation of a restoration project includes the choice of physical, chemical and biological measures and catchment area management techniques to be applied in the target. Ecological flow implementation and a range of ecological compensation options are used for hydropower mitigation. A multi-criteria assessment method helps in the comparison of cost-effective options and ensures stakeholder participation in the planning phase. Water quality and biological monitoring before and after restoration gives information on how the goals of the restoration have been attained.

Artificial Imatra urban brook provides compensative habitat for brown trout, photo Jukka Jormola.

We offer the following services

  • Ecological flow implementation service
  • Hydromorphological assessment service
  • Assessment service for constructing natural bypasses
  • Assessment service for ecological compensation in streams
  • Hydraulic habitat modelling service
  • Back-to-nature hydraulic engineering service
  • Assessment service for urban brooks
  • Decision support services in water management
  • Education courses and counselling service of restoration and monitoring
Published 2020-05-28 at 16:05, updated 2022-01-25 at 9:51