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Polish River Basins and Lakes – Part I

Hydrology and Hydrochemistry

  • Ewa Korzeniewska
  • Monika Harnisz
  • Outlines the environmental and chemical changes in Polish surface waters and sediments

  • Examines the impact of climate change on the functioning of freshwaters in Poland

  • Covers the trophic state of Polish lakes and rivers, their eutrophication and threats


Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 86)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Elżbieta Bajkiewicz-Grabowska, Maciej Markowski, Włodzimierz Golus
    Pages 27-55
  3. Elżbieta Bajkiewicz-Grabowska
    Pages 57-67
  4. Dariusz Borowiak, Ryszard Piotrowicz, Kamil Nowiński, Piotr Klimaszyk
    Pages 89-118
  5. Renata Tandyrak, Jolanta Grochowska, Katarzyna Parszuto, Renata Augustyniak, Michał Łopata
    Pages 119-137
  6. Renata Augustyniak, Jolanta Grochowska, Michał Łopata, Katarzyna Parszuto, Renata Tandyrak
    Pages 139-157
  7. Elżbieta Bajkiewicz-Grabowska, Włodzimierz Golus, Maciej Markowski, Monika Kwidzińska
    Pages 159-174
  8. Elżbieta Bajkiewicz-Grabowska, Włodzimierz Golus, Maciej Markowski, Monika Kwidzińska
    Pages 175-187
  9. Agnieszka Napiórkowska-Krzebietke, Bogusław Zdanowski, Elżbieta Bajkiewicz-Grabowska, Konrad Stawecki, Bartosz Czarnecki
    Pages 209-230
  10. Waldemar Siuda, Karolina Grabowska, Tomasz Kaliński, Bartosz Kiersztyn, Ryszard J. Chróst
    Pages 231-260
  11. Jolanta Grochowska, Renata Tandyrak, Renata Augustyniak, Michał Łopata, Katarzyna Parszuto
    Pages 261-276
  12. Katarzyna Kowalczewska-Madura, Renata Dondajewska, Ryszard Gołdyn
    Pages 277-303
  13. Stanisław Chmiel, Joanna Sposób, Katarzyna Mięsiak-Wójcik, Zdzisław Michalczyk, Sławomir Głowacki
    Pages 305-320
  14. Bogusław Zdanowski, Agnieszka Napiórkowska-Krzebietke, Konrad Stawecki, Aleksander Świątecki, Roman Babko, Elżbieta Bogacka-Kapusta et al.
    Pages 321-349
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 351-356

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive review of the current environmental conditions and chemical changes in Polish surface waters. Poland is situated in an area that was covered by glaciations in the distant past. The subsequent periods of glacial advance and retreat produced a continuous rejuvenation of the landscape, and the discharge of surplus water from this area was constantly transformed by morphological, climatic and hydrological changes.

Written by expert contributors, the book’s respective chapters address the impact of current climatic conditions on the functioning of surface water reservoirs in Poland, while also exploring the country’s hydrographic and hydrological network and the trophic state of its rivers and lakes, their eutrophication and threats. Particular attention is paid to sources of pollution, above all, the chemical pollution of water and sediments.

Together with the companion book Polish River Basins and Lakes – Part II: Biological Status and Water Management, it provides students, environmental chemists, biologists, geologists, hydrologists and surface waters managers with authoritative information on Poland’s current environmental status.



Freshwater Hydrographic network Small water bodies Trophic status Water ecosystem The Great Mazurian Lakes system

Editors and affiliations

  • Ewa Korzeniewska
    • 1
  • Monika Harnisz
    • 2
  1. 1.The Faculty of Environmental SciencesUniversity of Warmia and MazuryOlsztynPoland
  2. 2.The Faculty of Environmental SciencesUniversity of Warmia and MazuryOlsztynPoland

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