A good condition of the aquatic environment can be achieved if the causes of its degradation are properly identified. This opportunity is possible thanks to public consultations concerning the project of reviewing significant water management problems, that have just started.
The Państwowe Gospodarstwo Wodne Wody Polskie has prepared a review project concerning significant problems of water management, which then the Minister competent for water management directs for public consultation in accordance with art. 319 item 4 of the Act of 20 July 2017 - Water Law (Journal of Laws of 2018, item 2268, as amended).
According to the Water Framework Directive, it is necessary to ensure public participation in the stage of creating planning documents. This gives each of us a chance to contribute in making decisions about water management. It's worth to do it.
We use the term 'significant problems of water management' (in short: SP) to describe the most important problems that are the result of human interference in nature, which make it difficult to achieve 'good water condition', i.e. as natural as possible. The SP review aims to identify and classify both the most important water management problems hindering the maintenance or the achievement of environmental goals, as well as the factors causing their occurrence.
Identifying significant problems serves to define areas in which remedial actions should be implemented first. The hereby attached study presents the list of SBs with detailed justification on why a given problem is important in a specific river basin area and why it has a negative impact on the achievement or the maintenance of the assumed environmental goals.
The purpose of the consultations is to identify the most crucial issues that make it impossible to achieve good condition of waters. The correct identification of these problems will enable the use of appropriate corrective action programmes. It is also up to us whether they can be undertaken. Creating a good aquatic environment may entail some restrictions on water use and costs that will be imposed on all users. It's good to be aware of this, get involved and speak out. The social consultations start on the 18th December 2019 and will last until the 18th June 2020.
You can also read the draft review of significant water management problems and submit comments in four additional languages: Slovak, Czech, German and Lithuanian.
You can find materials to download below.
Comments concerning the document can also be reported:
by post: Ministerstwo Gospodarki Morskiej i Żeglugi Śródlądowej, ul. Nowy Świat 6/12, 00-400 Warszawa, with the note "konsultacje społeczne IP" also on address: Państwowe Gospodarstwo Wodne Wody Polskie, Grzybowska 80/82, 00-844 Warszawa, with the note: „Konsultacje społeczne: Przegląd istotnych problemów gospodarki wodnej”,
in person, in writing, or orally for the record at the place where the program is presented, meaning at the seat of the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation ul. Nowy Świat 6/12, 00-400 Warszawa 3rd floor, in room number 307, also at the seat of the National Water Management, Grzybowska 80/82, 00-844 Warszawa, in room number 620.