E3S Web Conf.
Volume 45, 2018VI International Conference of Science and Technology INFRAEKO 2018 Modern Cities. Infrastructure and Environment
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|Published online||30 July 2018|
The consequences of applying a new Polish Water Law Act for protection against urban flooding
Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Gdansk University of Technology, 11/12 Narutowicza Street, 80-233 Gdansk, Poland
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Previous legal regulations did not create conditions for a comprehensive solution to the problems of the urban melioration complex. For over 20 years, urban flooding caused by atmospheric precipitation has been systematically recurring in Poland. The article was elaborated on the experience resulting from the 2001 and 2016 floods in Gdansk (Poland). The newly adopted Water Law Act creates a foundation for a systemic solution to previously neglected issues. A new supervisory authority has been introduced as ‘Polish Water’ (in the Polish nomenclature: Państwowe Gospodarstwo Wodne “Wody Polskie”). The Act takes into account the problems of flood risk management and counteracting the effects of drought.
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