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Questionnaire survey on tourism at the Goczałkowice reservoir

In framework of ZiZOZap project, NILU Polska team together with Silesian University students in last week of August conducted questionnaire survey concerning tourist exploatation of Goczałkowice reservoir.

Cyclists, roller skaters and hikers using top of dam as well as anglers and sailors were polled. Survey should give answers what are main reasons of stay at reservoir, lacks for tourists and knowledge about Natura 2000 areas. Results of survey will help in further enabling of Goczałkowice reservoir for rekreacji. It is necessary to keep in mind limits resulting from reservoir function as drink water basin for Upper Silesia region.

 

 

Autor: Damian Panasiuk 2012.09.03

 

INC4 meeting in Uruguay – negotiations to prepare Minamata Convention

The fourth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to prepare a global legally binding instrument on mercury (INC4) will be held in Punta del Este, Uruguay from 27 June to 2 July 2012. The main subject of INC4 meeting will be discussion on the revised text of future Minamata Convention. Draft treaty text is available on UNEP Website.

Poland with reported mercury emission to air above 10 tonnes can be included to “significant aggregate mercury emissions” with obligatory of development and implementation of national action plan. Other proposition is ensure the installation of amalgam separators at dental practices. Additionally global phase-out of mercury cells in chlor-alkali production since 2020 or 2025 is considerated in discussion paper on products and processes from Tokyo, 4 May 2012.

On 29-30 May 2012 in Lodz (Poland), NILU Polska’s representant, dr Damian Panasiuk, participated in consultations for the Central and Eastern Europe region in preparation for INC4 meeting. The goal of Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee’s meetings is completing convention text prior to the 27th session of the Governing Council of UNEP in 2013.

Autor: Damian Panasiuk 2012.06.09

 

Norwegian state visit in Poland

HRH King Harald V and HRH Queen Sonja of Norway visit Poland on an invitation of the Polish President, Bronisław Komorowski. The Royal Couple will spend the first two days (9-10 May) of the official state visit in Warsaw, the third day they will travel to Cracow.

On Thursday 10 May, President Komorowski and the King Harald V will open the conference Norway and Poland – Partners in Green Growth. Prof. Jozef Pacyna was invited to present subject „Practical implementation of clean coal technologies – an important step towards environment improvement”.

Autor: Damian Panasiuk 2012.05.09

 

Interview with Professor Pacyna in “Przegląd Gazowniczy” magazine

We would like to inform that the interview with Professor Jozef Pacyna is published in the latest edition of “Przegląd Gazowniczy” quarterly magazine (March 2012).

The interview is available in Polish on publisher’s webpage.

Autor: Anna Głodek 2012.04.25

 

Workshops of ZiZOZap project

Spring of year 2012 started succeeding cycle of ZiZOZap (Integrated system supporting management and protection of water reservoir) project workshops with participation of NILU Polska scientific team.

On 21st February scenarios for Goczałkowice reservoir work and using of data bases were subject of workshops. On workshops on 6th March state of research on underground waters and ecological factors of reservoir ecosystems quality were presented. On 13rd March ecotoxicological factors of ecosystems quality and implementation of data to reservoir models were discussed. Finally on workshops on Tuesday 20th March results of bottom sediment analysis and connections between hydrodynamic and quality-biological models of Goczałkowice reservoir were presented. See schedule of workshops (in Polish).

Autor: Damian Panasiuk 2012.03.26

 

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