Protecting and preserving our waters is a shared responsibility. Water cuts across geographical and organisational boundaries. The river basin management is based on the water’s natural flow. It calls for a broad collaboration about measures for better water.

​Rich Waters involves 35 beneficiaries, representing the most important stakeholders in the implementation of the River Basin Management Plan. National agencies, such as the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management and the Swedish Board of Agriculture, participate in the project to ensure that the results are spread throughout the country. We also collaborate and exchange experiences with other EU countries.

National authorities:

  • Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management
  • Swedish Board of Agriculture


County Administrative Boards

  • Dalarna
  • Kalmar
  • Norrbotten
  • Stockholm
  • Södermanland
  • Uppsala
  • Västernorrland
  • Västmanland
  • Västra Götaland
  • Örebro



  • Heby
  • Katrineholm
  • Sollentuna
  • City of Stockholm
  • Upplands Väsby
  • Uppsala
  • Västerås
  • Älvkarleby
  • Örebro
  • Östhammar


Water preservation associations

  • Lake Hjälmaren Water Preservation Association
  • Lake Mälaren Water Preservation Association
  • Nyköping Rivers Water Preservation Association


Companies, associations

  • Bioremed
  • Ecopelag
  • Julmyra Horse Center
  • Federation of Swedish Farmers
  • Mälarenergi AB
  • Mälarenergi Vattenkraft AB
  • Wessman Barken Vatten och Återvinning AB



  • Swedish Environmental Research Institute
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Science (SLU)


Rich Waters is coordinated by the County Administrative Board of Västmanland.