After spring without rainfall and flooding in May, Poland experiences a period of drought. This problem does not only concern us, it is also faced by our neighbouring countries.
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The conference in Bydgoszcz was opened by Marek Gróbarczyk – Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation. The Minister announced the start of the programme aiming to increase retention twice. Currently, it is maintained in Poland at the level of 6.5%. The cost of investments planned under the Retention Development Programme is estimated at level of 14 billion PLN. Measures are planned for 7 years.
The necessary measures to minimize the effects of water scarcity and drought in our country were the focus of Stop the drought! conference in Bydgoszcz held on Tuesday. The Polish Waters is developing the first plan in Poland to counteract the effects of drought.
Experts dealing with the drought problem in Poland will meet again at the nationwide Stop the drought conference! The subject of the meeting, which will be held on 18th June in Bydgoszcz, is defined by its title: Stop the drought! – the catalogue of key measures. The lectures and speeches will present, among others, benefits, practical possibilities and legal paths to access specific activities that minimize or eliminate the effects of drought. The conference is organized by PGW Wody Polskie, and the honorary patronage will be held by the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation and the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.