Yearly Archives2017

Online lesson about smog for high schools image

On June 12th 2017, as a part of the LIFE IP “Implementation of Air Quality Plan for Małopolska Region – Małopolska in a healthy atmosphere” there was organized an online lesson for high schools about the air pollution. The lesson was held online using the “Małopolska Educational Cloud”, which is an innovative information and communication platform, allowing to conduct interactive classes by universities and secondary schools of Małopolska. The lesson was focused on the basic information about the air pollution and smog. The main theme blocks of the lesson were: What is the smog and how is it formed? What are the effects of exposure to the smog? How to fight against the air pollution? The lecture, taught by Professor Piotr Kleczkowski from the University of Science ...

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Results of the first half of the air quality measurements in Wadowice image

At the end of January, a particulate matter measuring device was installed on the Wadowice market, in line with the Integrated Project “Implementation of the Air Quality Plan for the Malopolska Region – Malopolska in a healthy atmosphere”. The results of the measurements show that the air in the city during the heating season is of very bad quality. In the last week of January, the average PM10 concentration in Wadowice was 289 ug / m3. In the same period, in Krakow, fighting against massive smog, the average was lower by almost 100 ug / m3 and was 198 ug / m3. The results recorded in both cities significantly exceeded the standards and reached a level that is dangerous to human health. The air was also of poor quality ...

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World Bank and the Malopolska Region jointly work against smog image

The Malopolska Region is not alone in the fight for clean air in the region. Once again, the efforts of our region have been recognized internationally. Following the LIFE project, the Malopolska Region has now become a partner of the World Bank and the European Commission in the implementation of the “Catching-up Regions” project which aims at helping to eliminate smog. Within the project, the Malopolska Region has been already visited by the World Bank experts: Ashok Sarkar and Anand Subbiah. In order to better understand the problem of smog, they visited several municipalities in the region: Wadowice, Jordanów and Maków Podhalański. They also talked with the representatives of the Provincial Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Krakow. This week, experts will ...

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Training of municipalities within the control of the requirements of the anti-smog resolution gallery

  • Training of municipalities within the control of the requirements of the anti-smog resolution

    Training of municipalities within the control of the requirements of the anti-smog resolution

  • Training of municipalities within the control of the requirements of the anti-smog resolution

    Training of municipalities within the control of the requirements of the anti-smog resolution

  • Training of municipalities within the control of the requirements of the anti-smog resolution

    Training of municipalities within the control of the requirements of the anti-smog resolution

  • Training of municipalities within the control of the requirements of the anti-smog resolution

    Training of municipalities within the control of the requirements of the anti-smog resolution

  • Training of municipalities within the control of the requirements of the anti-smog resolution

    Training of municipalities within the control of the requirements of the anti-smog resolution

  • Training of municipalities within the control of the requirements of the anti-smog resolution

    Training of municipalities within the control of the requirements of the anti-smog resolution

  • Training of municipalities within the control of the requirements of the anti-smog resolution

    Training of municipalities within the control of the requirements of the anti-smog resolution

  • Training of municipalities within the control of the requirements of the anti-smog resolution

    Training of municipalities within the control of the requirements of the anti-smog resolution

  • Training of municipalities within the control of the requirements of the anti-smog resolution

    Training of municipalities within the control of the requirements of the anti-smog resolution

  • Training of municipalities within the control of the requirements of the anti-smog resolution

    Training of municipalities within the control of the requirements of the anti-smog resolution

  • Training of municipalities within the control of the requirements of the anti-smog resolution

    Training of municipalities within the control of the requirements of the anti-smog resolution

  • Training of municipalities within the control of the requirements of the anti-smog resolution

    Training of municipalities within the control of the requirements of the anti-smog resolution

As of July 1, 2017, the provisions of the anti-smog resolution for the Malopolska Region enter into force, and the ban on the burning of coal and coal fossils and biomass with a moisture content greater than 20% will begin, while all of the newly installed boilers, ovens and fireplaces should meet ecodesign requirements for emissions and energy efficiency. Monitoring compliance with the requirements of the resolution belongs to the tasks of the municipalities, that should be carried out by municipal police and municipal guards or the employees of municipal offices. In order to prepare the municipality to the control and enforcement of the requirements of the resolution, on 13 and 14 June 2017, the Marshal’s Office of the Malopolska Region organized a training for the ...

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Invitation to the symposium “Krakow Encounters with INSPIRE” image

On June 5-6, 2017, the 13th Polish Symposium will be held in the series “Krakow Meetings with INSPIRE” concerning “Air quality – from measurements to presentation” in the Malopolska Garden of Art, 12 Rajska, 31-124 Krakow. This year’s symposium is devoted entirely to the issues related to air quality management, pollution modeling and measurement, and the role of geoinformation in air quality analyses. All information related to the organization of the Symposium is available on the website www.inspire.krakow.pl. You are invited to participate. The organizers: Malopolska Region, City of Krakow, Voivode of the Malopolska Region, Stanisław Staszic AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow District Geodetic and Cartographic Company in Krakow Sp. z o. o.

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A transitional anti-smog resolution for Krakow was adopted standard

The Małopolska Regional Assembly adopted a resolution dated April 24, 2017 on the introduction of bans concerning the scope of the operation of installations in which fuel burning takes place in the area of the Krakow municipality in the period from 1 July 2017 to 31 August 2019. As a result, from July 1, 2017, it will not be possible to heat houses and flats using low-quality coal in Krakow. It applies to: fuels in which the mass fraction of hard coal or lignite of particle size 0-5 mm is greater than 5%, fuels containing hard coal or lignite with at least one of the following parameters: calorific value below 26 MJ / kg, ash content greater than 10%, sulfur content greater than 0.8%, ...

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Malopolska in a healthy atmosphere