Hydrological issues in the environment protection programme of the city of Kielce Cover Image

Problematyka hydrologiczna w programie ochrony środowiska miasta Kielce
Hydrological issues in the environment protection programme of the city of Kielce

Author(s): Tadeusz Ciupa, Roman Suligowski, Szymon Ciupa
Subject(s): Human Geography, Applied Geography
Published by: Uniwersytet Opolski
Keywords: surface water and groundwater; urbanised area; water protection

Summary/Abstract: The paper presents hydrological issues included in the current Environment ProtectionProgramme of the City of Kielce, along with its environmental impact assessment. The tasks relatedto the aquatic environment prevail in this Programme which has been drawn with the use of thesustainable development indicators of pressure, state and response. The performed analysis hasshown that among 229 tasks of the Programme, 57 are related to surface and underground waterenvironment and water management. Separate tasks, included in individual partial plans, have alsobeen assessed in order to estimate their potential impact on environmental components. Theirimplementation will significantly influence the state of city’s environment – primarily the waterenvironment (82.5%) and also the soil and ground surface (35.1%). Preventive actions proposed inthe Programme might have both positive and negative impacts on fauna and flora biodiversity.There have been three priority task groups (A, B, C) identified in the Programme that point to theimportance and urgency of implementation of the tasks concerning water protection and otherenvironmental components along with reduction of risks to citizens’ health. The most importantand urgent tasks (priority A) include: reducing the high burden caused to aquatic environment byinsufficiently purified wastewater; reducing the surface runoff growth; preventing the degradationof water in the area of the main aquifer; reactivation of the surface water monitoring system.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 28
  • Page Range: 167-182
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English, Polish