The future of rivers, seas and inland waterway
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Rivers instead of motorways – inland waterways in the age of climate change
Waterborne transport is much less detrimental to the environment than road transport. The Polish economy can also benefit from the development of inland shipping. However, investments are necessary, among other things in fleet modernisation and construction of a connection between the Vistula and Odra – argues the Ministry of Infrastructure.
Hydropower plants: still a lot to do
Large hydropower investments on the Oder and Vistula rivers provide significant opportunities for increased electricity generation, but sometimes cause concern among environmentalists. From an environmental protection point of view, it is important to support the construction of small facilities.
Regulation and restoration – not necessarily enemies
The two actions need not be mutually exclusive and regulating rivers does not equate to 'concreting' them. Regulation and restoration can be carried out simultaneously as part of sustainable water management – although the challenges are abundant.