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Will naturally valuable areas live to see protection in Poland? The first initiatives of the IOC

On February 21 this year. The Ministry of Climate and Environment held a press conference [...]

Agata Pavlinec
Protection of water against nitrates – an additional call for applications for investment support has been launched

On February 20, 2024. The Agency for Restructuring and Modernization of Agriculture, due to increased [...]

Karol Kucharski
Pollution from ships – agreement on amending the directive, what sanctions await shipowners?

Increasingly, attention is being paid to pollution from ships entering our seas, as we have [...]

Karol Kucharski
These regions of Poland may be under water – what awaits us?

Progressive climate change breeds uncertainty about the future. While many areas of the world will [...]

Agata Pavlinec
World Water Day Photo Contest 2024

World Water Day, celebrated on March 22 each year, is a global call to action [...]

Iwona Szyprowska-Głodzik
New law in England – biodiversity with 10%. net profit

The growing environmental problems have had a huge impact on English law. The government has [...]

Magdalena Skrzypek
How can municipalities in the foothills deal with the problems of water shortages and excesses?

The answer to this question will be sought by participants in a conference scheduled for [...]

Barbara Surmacz-Dobrowolska, Maciej Kozłowski
World Whale Day

World Whale Day - whales are mammals that live in the oceans and seas and [...]

Izabela Łuba
Will catastrophic flooding take an unprepared California by surprise? Meteorologists warn

Californians are used to facing climatic extremes - usually heat waves, wildfires and droughts. February [...]

Agata Pavlinec
UN report warns. Migratory animals in danger of extinction

Every year, migratory animals cross land and oceans, sometimes traveling thousands of kilometers to reproduce [...]

Izabela Łuba
Good news for farmers – fallowing of arable land is no longer mandatory

The obligation to set aside a portion of agricultural land has been highly controversial from [...]

Karol Kucharski
A celebration of lovers – does love last a lifetime among waterbirds?

February 14 is a day for kisses, hugs and celebrating love with the help of [...]

Agata Pavlinec
Flooding in Poland – high water levels on the Vistula, Bug and Vidava rivers

Persistent high water levels on Polish rivers continue to pose a threat in much of [...]

Alicja Bar
Lake Kivu – a ticking time bomb. Will there be an explosion?

Lake Kivu, located on the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, hides [...]

Alicja Bar
Preventing blue-green algae – a revolutionary method from Lake Nhill

Lake Nhill in Australia has been deliberately dyed blue to prevent blooms of dangerous plankton [...]

Alicja Bar
Scale of hurricane strength – is a sixth category needed?

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Strength Scale has been used for 55 years to assess wind strength [...]

Zuzanna Olender
Water fluoridation – a problem or a way to healthy teeth?

On January 31, a San Francisco court, presided over by Judge Edward Chen, reopened a [...]

Piotr Panek
Implementing a state of emergency – Spain facing a prolonged drought

Spain is currently facing its most severe water crisis in at least a century. This [...]

Iwona Szyprowska-Głodzik
Polish Waterways announces wave of changes in approach to water maintenance

On February 2 this year. Waterways announced groundbreaking changes in its approach to water maintenance. [...]

Alicja Bar
When can nitrogen fertilization begin?

Council of Ministers Regulation of January 31, 2023. On the "Program of measures to reduce [...]

Karol Kucharski

Current topic

Water and fashion. About hard choices and easy decisions

Can fashion be responsible for water? Of course it does. As much as one-fifth of the world's industrial wastewater discharge comes from apparel manufacturing. A common practice is that they end up in rivers without any treatment. It is not only the garment manufacturers that are responsible, but also the [...]

Agnieszka Hobot

European Commission

EU approves Polish aid program – 300 million euros for coal sector extinction

On February 5 this year. The European Commission has officially approved Poland's proposed aid program [...]

Agata Pavlinec
The future of EU agriculture – a strategic dialogue of stakeholders

The European Commission has launched a strategic dialogue. The future of EU agriculture is a [...]

Karol Kucharski
Artificial intelligence one of the EU’s development goals

The European Commission, in order to increase competitiveness in the market and gain confidence based [...]

Karol Kucharski
Water deficit resilience initiative in the face of drought and climate change

The fact that recurrent and increasingly severe droughts and sudden flooding and waterlogging are to [...]

Monika Zabrzeńska-Chaterera

Business & Economics

Artificial intelligence will help prevent floods

Climate change has clearly intensified the frequency and intensity of weather extremes. As a result, more and more floods with devastating consequences are being recorded [...]

Agata Pavlinec
Water and wastewater management. Britons are willing to pay more for nature-based solutions

A recent poll of British consumers shows that an increasingly [...]

Agata Pavlinec


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Mariusz Sopyłło


Idea 3W presents: The 3W Commune educational program

Idea 3W is thriving on the development of communication between local governments, business and the scientific community. Its goal is to help build a modern [...]

The angler’s principle – catch and release vs. humane protection of fish in light of current legal solutions

In the past, the main reason for fishing with a rod was to obtain fish for consumption. However, in recent years the practice of fishing just for pleasure, without taking home the fish caught, has become widespread. As a result, there have been many fisheries [...]

Krzysztof Gruszecki
Sand dams store water and save thousands of lives

Worldwide, 74 percent of the The poor population lives in dry, mostly rural areas. In a climate where there are two seasons - dry and rainy - they have free access to water only during one of them. The beds of seasonal rivers then fill [...]

Zuzanna Olender

In previous issues

About what doesn’t live in water

Our editorial colleague has returned from vacation. Instead of an aesthetic or culinary experience that [...]

Zespół redakcyjny
Ice blankets a lifesaver for melting glaciers

Europe, compared to other parts of the world, is experiencing the greatest heat waves caused [...]

Iwona Szyprowska-Głodzik
Will invasive species conquer our waters, or IGOs on the offensive

All watermen (and non-watermen) have been following the situation in the Oder River for a [...]

Agnieszka Kolada
Mars – are fossilized cracks in the mud evidence of life?

Mars, also known as the Red Planet, has intrigued and fascinated for centuries with its [...]

Iwona Szyprowska-Głodzik

World of water

The most beautiful bays in the world

Bays are unique places where water meets land, creating landscapes that attract travelers with their unique beauty. They offer shelter from storms and create ideal [...]

Aneta Błędowska
Extraordinary discovery – underwater mountain range in the depths of the Southern Ocean

Although space exploration has made it possible to discover distant [...]

Iwona Szyprowska-Głodzik


Aquatic publication review (12)

We begin with the ever-heating topic of Nature Restoration Law and an analysis of the main challenges Europe will have to face in order to implement the demand to restore free-flowing rivers. To rehabilitate rivers, you need the right tools to manage the waters. This [...]

Agnieszka Kolada
Fytophthora, or water mold – a threat to crops, but also wild plants

In late 2023 and early 2024, precipitation totals in many areas of Poland not only returned to the multi-year norm, but even exceeded it. After many months of below-average groundwater, long-term recovery of groundwater supplies would require a much longer period of heavy rainfall, but [...]

Piotr Panek
Alien species, invasive species: changing paradigms in the face of climate change?

Dynamic climate change should encourage a critical look at the environmental paradigms that were obvious until recently. This includes a rather rigid approach to how [...]

Andrzej Mikulski

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