On the 2-5 June 2019, 80 stream specialists from environmental departments of Danish municipalities took part in technical trip “Waterbodies in Poland - Study tour for Danish water stream specialists” to Poland. The trip was organized by Envina (Danish non-profit organization for public planning-, environmental, - and nature specialists). The goal of the trip was to exchange knowledge, experiences an know-how on river restoration, maintenance and monitoring, implementation of Water Framework Directive in Poland, climate adaption measures using water resources, and others.
As part of the visit, dr Iwona Wagner presented a talk on innovative urban water management projects developed and implemented in Poland, including LIFE EH-REK (Ecohydrological rehabilitation of recreational reservoirs “Arturówek” (Łódź) as a model approach to rehabilitation of urban reservoirs; LIFE PLUS, LIFE08 ENV/PL/000517) and LIFE-RADOMKLIMA-PL (Adaptation to climate change through sustainable management of water of the urban area in Radom City; LIFE14 CCA/PL/000101).
The guests have got acquainted with the climatic challenges in Poland, and the goals and objectives of the LIFE RadomKlima Project by the manager of the Project, Ms Katarzyna Jankowska. It is the first project in Poland, which in a systematic and comprehensive manner plans and implements climate adaptation measures.
The guests took part in a technical trip, and visited two locations of adaptation actions: the Borki Reservoir, where Mr Michał Zdybiewski from Municipal Waterworks in Radom presented the goals and advancement of implementation of the project; and Green Bus-Stop retaining stormwater, where Mr Lars Briggs and Mrs Iwona Wagner from FPP Enviro presented the performance of this small-scale BGI which since its implementation, in September 2018, has been demonstrating the new approach to inner city water in Radom.