Sustainable water resources managementin high mountains in the Baltic Sea Region
Pociask-Karteczka J. (ed.), 2019, Sustainable water resources managementin high mountains in the Baltic Sea Region, IGiGP UJ, Kraków.
Język publikacji: angielski
Development of high mountain regions - why sustainable?
High mountains in the Baltic Sea basin
Hydrology of the Tatra Mountains - local and regional significance
Environmental and nthropogenic factors affectingwater chemistry in the Polish Tatra Mountains
Spatial and temporal variability of water resources in the Polish Tatra Mountains
Management and protection of water resources in the Tatra National Park
Summary: water intakes, hydropower, artificial snowmaking, ecological education
Słowa kluczowe (w języku angielskim): Water resources in the Tatra National Park are essential for community living in Zakopane and its vicinity, and for functioning mountain lodges located in the Park. Surface freshwater and groundwater intakes occur in the majority of mountain creek catchments and covers the water requirements for domestic and public services in mountain lodges, for electric power plants both in and out of the Park, and for artificial snowing. The quality of water is high, and thus does not require advanced treatment techniques. In summer months, and September and October, water consumption is the biggest and is associated with tourist traffic in Zakopane. Water monitoring system developed by the Tatra National Park in the beginning of the 20th century, provides data for more accurate water resource management. Another vital practice which assists in helping to preserve water resourcesand ecosystems in the Tatra National Park is ecological education. Contemporary water resources extraction in the Tatra National Park tends to be sustainable, however the increasing demand for water in the region, especially for artificial snowing, instigates conflict between the Park (nature protection) and touristic, and ski lobbies (exploitation of water).
Pociask-Karteczka J. (ed.), 2019, Sustainable water resources managementin high mountains in the Baltic Sea Region, IGiGP UJ, Kraków, s. 61-68.
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