Wojciech Skowyrski, Deputy Director of the Department for Flood and Drought Protection in Polish Waters, describes the pro-environmental ways of dealing with drought and flood and completely new perspective on water management.
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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.
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.