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Environment of the city of Tartu

Photo: Tarmo Haud

Publisher: Estonian Environment Agency

Year of publication: 2018


Environment of the city of Tartu:

In this story map journal, you will find an overview of the environmental state of the city of Tartu and the surrounding areas in the last few years.

Table of contents


  • Use of groundwater and drinking water
  • Bore wells and quality of drinking water
  • Effluent
  • River Emajõgi and its hydrology
  • Status of River Emajõgi
  • Quality of bathing water in Tartu city


  • Waste handling facilities and waste generation in Tartu city
  • Hazardous waste
  • Municipal waste
  • Packaging waste
  • Aardlapalu landfill and renewable energy from waste
  • Residual pollution


  • Ambient air quality in Tartu city
  • Companies in Tartu with an environmental permit


  • Protected areas and individual natural objects in Tartu
  • Habitat types
  • Building exclusion zones of the banks of water bodies​
  • Species
  • Species richness
  • Alien species
  • Other urban animals
  • Land use and its changes

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Last updated: 18 May 2018

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