Degradation of Polish rivers mostly comprises of the strengthening investment pressure – plans of implementing several thousands river-transforming investments in Poland. These plans are based on the anachronistic approach to regulating, shaping and maintaining waters and to protection against floods – whereas, it is in the best interests of the state and its citizens to leave the “space for rivers” and protect and recreate space for natural retention. Such, much more environment-oriented approach is much better for mitigating the effects of floods and droughts.

 

“Streams meander on of themselves, red flowers naturally bloom red” (Kuo An)