The “green city” is a fashionable motto of recent years. At the same time, Poland is a country that faces a problem of inadequate water resources. The Congress is to point out that cities should become “green and blue” in order to develop further. Greenery is an easily noticeable element affecting the attractiveness of the city – finding a balanced position for water in the city requires more imagination but it has a more comprehensive impact on the urban development.
The Congress will focus on all the interdependencies between the water and urban environment. An ambitious goal is to indicate the paths that can help eliminate negative effects of the mutual interactions of both environments. Therefore, an analysis will be needed to show the complexity of the environmental aspects of water management – it has to take into account the supply, production and distribution systems, the threats to water sources, the threat of destructive force of the element, the opportunities for river transport or the drought risk.
Therefore, detailed considerations describing the Input-Output relationship will be assumed. An inventory of the factors that have an impact on how the city manages or how it can manage the water environment will be carried out. The life quality in the city will be linked to the data on water consumption, the amount of sewage and the risk of contamination of groundwater, lakes, rivers and streams.
Furthermore, river transport and its impact on the environment as well as constraints posed by the environment against this form of transport will be addressed. A complex of phenomena related to supply and distribution logistics will also be discussed.
The Congress will also be an opportunity for a comprehensive debate on ecological problems affecting the quality of life, spatial planning taking into account the aquatic environment, and how water consumption affects the market.