PM invites Poles to brainstorm on water and its accessibility

2019-08-13 18:13 update: 2019-08-18, 15:42
Photo PAP/Piotr Nowak
Photo PAP/Piotr Nowak
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."

Addressing a GovTech-Activate Ideas! debate on Tuesday, the prime minister invited Poland's residents to a national brainstorming session, "which will take place in mid-September and will focus on an extremely important subject, that is often discussed in Poland, Europe and worldwide."

Morawiecki stressed that the "problem concerns water, the lack of water, the accessibility of water, water as the most basic source of life and as a resource necessary for the economy and many other areas to function (...), water is number one in terms of importance."

The prime minister expressed his hope that "this brainstorm" will result in new ideas, which "we will be able to implement not only in Poland but which will also make it possible for us to become European leaders."

Morawiecki underlined that in the coming months and years it will be necessary to rebuild our programmes as well as Poland's irrigation, drainage and retention infrastructure.

A meeting on the protection of diminishing water resources in Poland will be held during the HackYeah hackathon in Warsaw on Sept. 14 and 15.

According to the Polish government, losses caused by drought by the end of July stood at PLN 1.09 billion (EUR 250 million). (PAP)