CEO of the Lake Vesijärvi Foundation | Lahti | FinlandHeikki Mäkinen describes himself a water manager. Finland is a country of nearly 200.000 lakes. Almost every town and city has been established along the shoreline of the Baltic Sea or one of those lakes providing facilities for recreation or business. By water protection actions they take care of lake ecosystem and provide local people with a better environment and places for physical and mental recovery in or nearby the city. Heikki is responsible for ensuring proper funding and the attendance of competent people and knowledge for their work. His main priority is to get and keep water quality as excellent as possible and to ensure local people can be proud for their home city and its environment, which combines urban constructed areas and pure water nature in a very unique way.