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Master Plan as A Tool for Post-Mining Water Reservoirs Management – A Cases in Poland

Joanna Kulczycka1,, Elżbieta Pietrzyk-Sokulska2

1Faculty of Management, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland

2Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland

American Journal of Environmental Protection. 2013, 1(3), 59-65. DOI: 10.12691/env-1-3-3
Published online: August 25, 2017


Master plan can be a valuable tool used in planning process. Although there are no regulations in Poland on the development of master plans, it can play important role both for strategic, sector, local or urban planning projects. There is also called environmental master plan when it focus on solving individual environmental problems. Generally, master plan allow data to be collected, identify the baseline scenario and set targets against it, estimate the effects of plans and finally to utilize information for public consultancy and for financial planning. The scope of environmental master plan for two different (polluted and not-polluted) post-mining reservoirs, .i.e. Górka and Balaton, located nearby are presented. The main aim of this master plan was to find optimal solution, which can maintain good water quality in Balaton reservoir, through minimization of environmental hazards in Górka reservoir. Therefore in master plan current legal, environmental, technical, spatial, social and financial issues were analysed to indicate potential beneficiaries and treats. The results of these analysis were presented using SWOT methods. As it was complex study SWOT was created first for external factors and next for internal. It was found that such complex SWOT was useful for communication with local society and in decision making process. The proposed solution can be a benchmark for other similar objects, as it takes into account all important aspects as a basis for the selection of the strategic goal of increasing water resources and the maintenance of good quality water in the region.


post-mining reservoir, reclamation, masterplan, SWOT
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