Increasing air pollution is a serious problem in Poland and in the world. It poses a threat to human health and life. Statistical data show that tens of thousands die every year in Poland due to air pollution. According to the NIK report, Poland has had the most polluted air in the entire European Union for years!
In turn, according to the analysis of the Chief Inspectorate for Environmental Protection, the state of air in the Małopolskie voivodship requires measures aimed at improving its quality, due to excessive sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide concentrations, especially high PM10 suspended particulate matter. The cause of air pollution in Krakow is, among others its unfavorable location, a large number of windless days and the construction of the city's ventilation channels. The problem is also insufficient information about the state of air pollution and the ways of its elimination. Therefore, it is necessary to undertake a wide open discussion by self-government authorities, scientists, experts and residents of Małopolska, the aim of which would be to make positive changes in thinking and make constructive decisions for air quality.
I FORUM Green Smart City - a voice of science in the fight against smog - is a platform for information exchange between local government authorities, universities, environmental protection funds, NGOs, entrepreneurs and residents of Małopolska. The main assumption of the Forum is to show that the actions undertaken by the government administration, voivodship authorities and municipalities aimed at reducing low emissions must be based on the synergy of actions of entities on many levels. The Forum is also a place to exchange knowledge and experiences on the methods of comprehensive fight against smog and counteracting the emergence of threats associated with it. The Forum is open and representatives of the voivodeship authorities, the city of Krakow, municipalities of the Małopolska voivodship, experts and scientists (from the University of Agriculture, AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow University of Technology) were invited to participate.
The conference was implemented with the help of the financial support of the Voivodship Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Krakow.
I Forum Green Smart City
The voice of science in the fight against smog
April 11, 2016 9.00
Congress Center UR, al. 29 November 46
Forum is a platform for information exchange between local government authorities, universities, environmental protection funds, NGOs, entrepreneurs and residents of Małopolska. The main assumption of the Forum is to show that the actions undertaken by the government administration, voivodship authorities and municipalities aimed at reducing low emissions must be based on the synergy of actions of entities on many levels. The Forum is also a place to exchange knowledge and experiences on the methods of comprehensive fight against smog and counteracting the emergence of threats associated with it.
09.00 Opening of the conference
His Magnificence, Rector of UR, prof. DSc Włodzimierz Sady
PhD Piotr Dardziński Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Science and Higher Education
Jadwiga Emilewicz Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Development
Józef Gawron I Deputy Governor of Małopolska
Wojciech Kozak, Deputy Marshal of the province Małopolskie
Tadeusz Nabagło - Chairman of the District Council in Krakow
Session I, leading DSc Stanisław Małek, Prof. UR
Sources of low emission hazards - diagnosis of the condition
9.30 "Introduction to the topic of the fight against smog" Prof. DSc Florian Gambuś - University of Agriculture in Krakow
9.45 "Programs for the protection of the air of the Małopolska voivodship" Wojciech Kozak - Deputy Marshal of the Lesser Poland Voivodship
10.00 "Activities of the City of Krakow to Improve Air Quality" Witold Śmiałek - Advisor to the Mayor of the City of Krakow for Air Quality
10.15 "Financing the improvement of air quality - a summary and conclusions for the future" Małgorzata Mrugała - President of the Board - Provincial Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Krakow
10.30 "Air quality assessment in Małopolska" Paweł Ciećko - Lesser Poland Voivodship Inspector of Environmental Protection
10.45 "Perspectives of improving air quality in the Kraków agglomeration" prof. DSc Marian Mazur - Faculty of Mining Surveying and Environmental Engineering, AGH University of Science and Technology
11.00 "Climate of the city and air pollution" dr hab. Anita Bokwa - Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, Jagiellonian University
11.15 "Air pollution and lung diseases" DSc Anna Prokop Staszecka - Director of the Specialist Hospital. John Paul II 11.30 "The influence of dust on external air on its condition inside selected objects" Prof. DSc Janusz Miczyński, dr inż. Zbigniew Zuśka - Department of Ecology, Climatology and Air Protection, University of Agriculture in Krakow
11:45 "Smog in Krakow - a look into the future from a historical perspective" DSc Wanda Wilczyńska-Michalik - Institute of Geography, University of Pedagogy, prof. DSc Marek Michalik - Institute of Geological Sciences, Jagiellonian University
Coffee break 12.00 - 12.15
Session II leading Prof. DSc Florian Gambuś
The role and importance of urban greenery in creation and functioning Green Smart City
12.15 "Management and planning of green areas based on the example of Krakow" Piotr Kempf - Director of the Municipal Authority
12.30 "Evaluation of Krakow ventilation conditions using the dispersion model of pollution and the application of remote-sensing methods of the vertical wind profile" PhD Leszek Oentynaka - Department of Air Pollution Monitoring and Modeling IMGW
12.45 "Screens and creepers - tactics and strategy in the fight against suspended dusts" DSc Piotr Muras, prof. UR - Department of Dendrology and Landscape Architecture, University of Agriculture in Krakow
13.00 "Green Roofs - a tool to fight air pollution" DSc Małgorzata Frazik-Adamczyk - Department of Dendrology and Landscape Architecture, University of Agriculture in Krakow
13.15 "The role of urban greenery in reducing dust pollution" PhD Maciej Gliniak - Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Computer Science, University of Agriculture in Krakow
13.30 "Spatial modeling of the GIS of the quality of life in the city" DSc Piotr Wężyk – Forest Plant, Geomatics and Economics of Forestry, University of Agriculture in Krakow
Coffee break 13.45 -14.00
Session III, leading DSc Sylwester Tabor, prof. UR
Practical examples of the fight against low emissions
14.00 "Ecological heat - the offer of Municipal Thermal Energy Enterprise for the residents of Krakow" Jan Sady - President of the Board, General Director of MPEC S.A.
14.15 "Reducing secondary pollination from streets (washing streets and sidewalks)" DSc Agnieszka Generowicz - Institute of Water Supply and Environmental Protection, Cracow University of Technology, PhD Małgorzata Kryłów - Institute of Water Supply and Environmental Protection Cracow University of Technology, Andrzej Natkaniec, Vice President of the Board, MPO Technical Director Jacek Sobczyk, Director of the MPO Purification Plant
14.35 "Blue coal alternative to traditional fossil fuel" - Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal in Zabrze, PhD Aleksander Sobolewski - Director of the IChPW
14.50 "Key challenges in the fight for clean air in Lesser Poland" Andrzej Guła, President of the Krakow Smog Alert
15.05 "Summary and closing of the Forum" prof. DSc Włodzimierz Sady Rector of the University of Agriculture in Krakow, Jacek Krupa - Marshal of the Lesser Poland Voivodship
Organizing Committee I Forum Green Smart City - A voice of science in the fight against smog
Chairman: DSc Stanisław Małek, prof. UR in Krakow Vice-rector for Science, Implementation and International Cooperation of the UR
Members: Tomasz Szanser, Chancellor of UR PhD Marcin Kobuszewski, Director of Technology Transfer Center UR MSc. Izabella Majewska, UR spokesman MSc. Joanna Roczniewska-Cieślik, Promotion and Information Office UR
Scientific Committee I Forum Green Smart City - A voice of science in the fight against smog
Chairman: Prof. DSc Włodzimierz Sady Rector of the University of Agriculture in Krakow
Members: Prof. DSc Florian Gambuś, Vice-Rector for University Organizations of UR DSc Stanisław Małek, prof. UR, Vice-Rector for Science, Implementation and International Cooperation of UR DSc Sylwester Tabor, prof. UR, Vice Rector for Educational and Student Affairs of UR Prof. DSc Andrzej Lepiarczyk, Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Economics of UR Prof. DSc Stanisław Orzeł, Dean of the Faculty of Forestry of the University of Agriculture Prof. DSc Krzysztof Ostrowski, Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Geodesy of the University of Economics Prof. DSc Stanisław Mazur, Dean of the Faculty of Biotechnology and Horticulture of UR Prof. DSc Sławomir Kurpaska, Dean of the Faculty of Production and Energy Engineering, UR
PARKING FOR FORUM PARTICIPANTS IS FREE with a parking ticket, please go to the conference reception.