Facing the threat of drought and the need for savings, Polish cities have turned ‘avant-gardeners’ by banning mowing and creating ‘cheap ‘n’ easy’ flowery urban meadows instead.
Poland's agricultural exports may fall due to the risk of serious drought according to experts from the Polish Economic Institute (PIE) cited in Saturday's Gazeta Polska Codzinnie daily.
Polish President Andrzej Duda appealed for rational management of water resources, shortly after meeting with fruit growers in Dylewo, central Poland, on Tuesday.
The street bollards from Poznań-based Gąska Studio collect and retain rainwater which is then turned into steam by using a simple ultrasonic evaporator, and then released and evenly distributed.
The lack of water has sent river levels crashing and they could soon break records set in 2015.
Two Border Guard PZL-Kania helicopters and a PZL-104 Wilga plane have joined efforts to contain a massive fire that has raged in the north-eastern Polish Biebrza National Park since Sunday, the Polish Border Guard announced on Twitter on Thursday.
The thick, black clouds of smoke billowing over expanses of open peat bog the size of 2,000 football pitches in the Biebrza National Park have been described as ‘catastrophic’ for the local wildlife “dying in defence of their nests and young.”
PM Mateusz Morawiecki has invited Poland's residents to take part in a national debate regarding water and its accessibility, and expressed his hope for an ocean of new ideas, "which will be beneficial not only to us but also our children and grandchildren."
The Polish government estimates that the losses caused by drought by the end of July stood at PLN 1.09 billion (EUR 250 million) according to a press release sent after the government's Tuesday sitting, The estimates are not final.