The TRANSWATER project addresses the water challenges of the coastal zones in the Baltic Sea region, from a climate change perspective. The project aims to raise awareness and develop solutions to these challenges.
The impacts of climate change are already notable in the coastal areas of the Baltic Sea. The project focuses on Sweden, Latvia and Poland and problematises the fact that coastal zones are popular areas for tourism in all of these countries. Although tourism contributes to economic development, it might also have a negative impact on the aquatic environment. Due to the climate changes, the situation gets even more problematic. The project stresses risks such as coastal flooding and salinity intrusion. Since water is a transnationally shared resource, connections between tourism development and water sustainability need to be developed further. The project aims to raise awareness of this topic. It also wants to develop solutions to these problems in order to improve the water resilience. The project is based on collaborative learning processes where some of the activities are inter-country study visits, identification of the main stakeholders, report writing and dissemination of information.