Ecotones for reducing diffuse pollution


Diffuse pollution, which currently constitutes 50% of runoff of nutrient compounds from the territory of Poland to the Baltic Sea, so far has not been sufficiently considered in the water management plans. Thus in order to achieve good ecological status as required by the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC, the European Regional Centre for Ecohydrology and the Regional Board of Water Management in Warsaw have decided to develop a consistent programme of innovative solutions using ecosystem biotechnologies based on the ecohydrological bases of watershed management in order to reduce diffuse pollution in the Pilica basin in a sustainable manner, which will contribute to achieving good ecological status of water in the Sulejów Reservoir. This goal will be accomplished under the project entitled “Ecotones for reducing diffuse pollution” (EKOROB) implemented under the LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance Programme,  LIFE08 ENV/PL/000519. 

Place and duration of the project implementation



Project costs

Voivodship: Łódzkie
Poviats: Tomaszowski, Opoczyński and Piotrkowski

Duration of project implementation:
01/01/2010 - 30/09/2015

- Regional Board of Water Management in Warsaw
- International Institute of Polish Academy of Sciences European Regional Centre for Ecohydrology under the auspices of UNESCO

Total project cost: 1 316 987 €
Total eligible costs: 1 248 737 €

Project co-financed by:

European Community under LIFE+ Financial Instrument, "Environmental Policy and Management" Component
Value of co-financing: 624 368 EUR

National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management
Value of co-financing: 439 197 EUR