Joint management of Latvian-Lithuanian transboundary river and lake water bodies (TRANSWAT)

Latvian-Lithuanian cross-border co-operation program, project No. LLI-533 “Joint management of Latvian-Lithuanian transboundary river and lake water bodies” (TRANSWAT)

From October 1, 2020, the University of Latvia in cooperation with the leading partner Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Center, as well as Food Safety, Animal Health and Environmental Research Institute BIOR, Lietuvos Energetikos Institutas and Nature Research Center starts to implement the INTERREG Latvia-Lithuania Cross-Border Cooperation Program project TRANSWAT.

The aim of the TRANSWAT project is to ensure a unified assessment and management of transboundary river and lake water bodies, the hydromorphological and ecological quality of which poses a risk of not achieving the objectives set out in the EU Water Framework Directive. The project area includes three transboundary river basins (Venta, Lielupe and part of the Daugava basin), where many water bodies do not achieve good ecological quality. Some river water bodies in the project area are classified as heavily modified because they contain cascades of hydroelectric power plants (HPPs), the operation of which changes the natural hydrological regime of rivers. Lake water bodies in the cross-border area are mostly identified as separate water bodies only in Latvia. As a result, lake water quality monitoring and load analysis for these water bodies are performed only in the territory of Latvia.

The project includes two main directions: (1) assessment and management of HPP cascades (2) assessment and management of ecological quality and ecosystem health of transboundary lakes.

Finansing Interreg V-A Latvijas - Lietuvas cross-border programm 2014.–2020. 

Total budget 607 466,51 EUR,  ERDF  85 %  (516 346,53 EUR)

(01.10.2020. – 30.09.2022.

Informācija par Interreg V-A Latvijas - Lietuvas pārrobežu sadarbības programmu 2014.–2020. gadam

Eiropas Savienības oficiālā mājaslapa

This article has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this article are the sole responsibility of the University of Latvia and can in no way be taken to reflect the official position of the European Union.


Laboratory network for testing, characterisation and conformity assessment of electronic products developed by SMEs (TEST-4-SME)

Laboratory network for testing, characterisation and conformity assessment of electronic products developed by SMEs

October 2017 - September 2020
1. Innovation 1.1 R&I infrastructures
Project coordinator Tartu University
Riga Technical University, LV
University of Latvia, LV
Ventspils University College, LV
Applied Research Institute for Prospective Technologies, LT
Centria University of Applied Sciences Ltd, FI
Hochschule Wismar, University of Applied Sciences: Technology, Business and Design, DE
JSC Modern E-Technologies, LT
SIA "JLU Technologies", LV
Crystalspace, EE

No electronic product can be successfully placed in global markets if it does not conform with international standards. This typically requires extensive testing of product prototypes. In the project, eight universities from the Baltic Sea region set up an innovation support network to provide testing and consultation for small and medium sized enterprises in the electronics sector during early product development.

TEST-4-SME initiates an innovation support network in the Baltic Sea region to provide testing and consultation for electronics SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) during early product development. Tests and consultations focus on how to demonstrate conformity with international standards. All electronic products need to prove conformity to standards, which requires testing of product prototypes. Early stage testing can help avoid failures in later stage...

  1.  TEST-4-SME participiants in the meeting  Rigas Technical University (27 - 28. March.2018)

     2.  Project group of Latvijas University Institute of Biology



Monitoring of Rivers and Enviromental Survey of Farmers in Lielupe and Venta Basin District


LLIV-230 "Monitoring of Rivers and Enviromental Survey of Farmers in Lielupe and Venta Basin District" (Scientific supervisors I. Kokorīte and A. Skuja) 2013-2014 g. 

Four partners were involved in the implementation of the 2007-2013 cross - border co - operation program Latvia-Lithuania: the Environmental Policy Center (Lithuania), the Latvian Rural Advisory and Education Center, the Lithuanian Agricultural Advisory Center and the Institute of Biology of the University of Latvia.

The project addresses two transboundary water management issues: 1) assessment and monitoring of the ecological status of rivers; 2) determination of measures to reduce diffuse pollution in agriculture. The final project report is available here: Projekta noslēguma ziņojums pieejams šeit:

Home page of the Latvian-Lithuanian Cross-border Cooperation Program:

Towards joint management of the transboundary Gauja/Koiva river basin districts

Gauja/Koiva. Towards joint management of the transboundary Gauja/Koiva river basin districts.

The Gauja River Basin is a transboundary basin between Latvia and Estonia. Although most of them are located in Latvia, the rivers flow into the Gulf of Riga, which also receives water from both countries. Therefore, cooperation in developing common environmental policy goals and methodologies is important. Pool residents need to know what the situation is and how to make it better