One of the topics discussed during the public consultation meetings on the draft for the Drought Effects Counteracting Plan (DECP), which took place on 5 November in Olsztyn, was the need to develop an integrated and comprehensive atmospheric, agricultural, hydrological and hydrogeological drought monitoring system.
The public consultations on the ‘Stop Drought!’ project are underway. Meetings have already been held in Poznań, Zielona Góra, Wrocław, Gliwice, Lublin, Rzeszów, Kraków, Szczecin, Koszalin, Gdańsk and Bydgoszcz. In the near future, representatives of SWH Polish Waters and experts working on developing the first Polish Drought Effects Counteracting Plan will visit Białystok and Olsztyn. Unsurprisingly, residents, local government representatives and the media are still very much interested in participating in these meetings.
Stop Drought! We are still debating the details of the Drought Effects Counteracting Plan.
STOP DROUGHT! COMPREHENSIVE WATER RETENTION – AN ANTIDOTE FOR HYDROLOGICAL DROUGHT IN THE POMORSKIE VOIVODESHIP
Frequent, intensive and prolonged hydrological droughts pose a serious threat to nearly 35% of the total area in the Pomorskie Voivodeship. During the public consultation meeting on drafting the Drought Effects Counteracting Plan (DECP), which took place on 22 October in Gdańsk, it was emphasised that the hydrological drought threat in the basin of the Vistula, the largest Polish river, is so severe that introducing comprehensive retention measures is a must.