The Sea and the Societies. Approaches to the Environmental History of the Baltic Sea

Project of the University of Helsinki (Finland).

This is an international multidisciplinary project on environmental history dealing with the environmental history of urban water pollution and protection in the Baltic Sea region in the 19th and the 20th century. This project devoted to a systematic study of the history of environmental politics, sciences and technology. The aim has been to understand the formation of contemporary environmental problems and solutions which have their roots in the past. The project includes the following topics for each city (including St. Petersburg): a) the long-term development of water and wastewater technology; b) the reconstruction of pollution and eutrophication histories; c) successes and failures of municipal environmental politics.

Supported by the Academy of Finland.