Report on the 1st Conference and 1st debate concerning project NEYMO-NW Lausitzer Neiße/Nysa Łużycka – climatic and hydrologic modeling, analysis and prognosis related to water resources under low water level conditions run within Interreg Poland-Saxony 2014-2020 Programme.
On Thursday 06.12.2018 in Municipal House of Culture in Zgorzelec the 1st Conference of project NEYMO-NW Lausitzer Neiße/Nysa Łużycka – climatic and hydrologic modeling, analysis and prognosis related to water resources under low water level conditions took place.
The goal of the Neymo-NW Project is to intensify cooperation between institutes and local society in order to improve protection of water resources with a special consideration of low water levels. The Project is run by IMGW-PIB (Lead Partner) and LfULG (Landesamt für Umwelt, Landwirtschft und Geologie in Dresden). The Project will be accomplished in 2018-2020 period.
During the conference organized within NEYMO-NW Project, 4 presentations were shown (2 by IMGW-PIB and 2 by the German partner). Main goals and planned tasks were specified. The problems of drought, including its definition, indices used for drought evaluation and drought monitoring systems in Poland were discussed. The results of drought diagnosis carried out in NEYMO-NW Project were presented. Another presentation concerned methods of approaches related to the phenomenon of drought and monitoring systems in Saxony, as well as about a preliminary metorological assessement of the year 2018. Plans concerned with common accomplishment of the tasks within NEYMO-NW Project were also discussed.
Next, the 1st debate on problems and plans concerning sustainable water management under changing climate conditions took place. The participants were informed about the system of group working. During the first task, both Polish and German groups dealt with problems related to sustainable water management under changing climate conditions. Active participation enabled to develop two mind maps that classified the most important problems identified for both Polish and German parts of the Lusatian Neisse river basin. The second task was focused on problems and needs identified under conditions of limited availability of water resources. Subsequently, the results of the discussion for both parts were summarized, all common idenfitied elements were analyzed. The guests emphasized that NEYMO-NW Project shows well the tendency of increase in air temperature and decrease in precipitation totals noticed in the last years. The tasks discussed within NEYMO-NW Project are interesting for the local authorities dealing with water management as well as for the inhabitants, especially in the case of extreme weather events. 50 persons took part in the Conference and debate.