Finnish Norwegian Transboundary Water Commission
Norwegian and Finnish governments concluded an agreement on transboundary waters in 1980 and established the Finnish-Norwegian Transboundary Water Commission. The commission has an advisory role. The main tasks include submitting proposals and motions and issuing statements on matters related to the management of the transboundary waters, supervising and monitoring the condition and quality of them, preventing the deterioration of the transboundary waters, and monitoring construction along the waterways and other activities affecting the state of them.
The commission has implemented common water quality monitoring and reporting program of the River Tenojoki, common multiple use plans for the main rivers and many common research and planning programs.