Monitoring actions taken up in the project covered the following scopes:

1. Monitoring  of climatic conditions and surface runoff. The objective of this activity was to collect and analyse existing and new meteorological data in the field, and to generate and analyse climatic scenarios for Radom, to be further used for the purposes of the project. At the first stage of the project WMR in cooperation with UL and FPP collected climatic data from the external institutions, including IMWM, VEPI, Radom Airport, Radom Military Airport, EPA and from private meteorological stations. The data included: rainfall, snow cover, air temperature, air pressure, potential evapotranspiration and humidity. Analysis of the climatic scenarios for the area of Radom was based on two future scenarios of the emissions used in the V IPCC report (IPCC AR5 2013), recommended by SPA 2020 the KIMADA project: RCP 4.5 (average changes scenario) and RCP 8.5 (pessimistic scenario). The results of the newest simulations of the climatic models from the CORDEX initiative, sponsored by the World Climate Research Program (WRCP) were used in the analysis of the thermal and hydrological exposition in the VA assessment. We analysed the changing weather (current, 2050 and 2010 perspectives) for 29 climatic indicators, including thermic, rainfall, snow, wind and drought indicators. In 2018 WMR purchased and installed in the Radom area three meteorological stations. Since that time the stations have been continuously conducting the real time measurements of wind speed, pressure, rainfall, air temperature and humidity. The final report of climatic conditions in the project was elaborated.

 2. Assessment of hydrological effects of adaptation measures. The objective of this activity was to conduct hydrological measurements and modelling needed for design of and implementation of the adaptation measures, as well as plan and convey monitoring of hydrological parameters before and after implementation of the adaptation measures, in order to assess the ecological effect of the project.

The task was divided into two phases: initial - before and final - after implementation of adaptation actions. In the initial phase of the project implementation, UL was cooperating with an external partner, which in the years 2016-2017 conducted hydrological monitoring and modelling of the Mleczna river basin. Measurement campaign was conducted at selected points of the rainwater sewage system and selected cross-sections of surface watercourses, and covered river flow and filling of the riverbed.

The model was calibrated based on the meteorological data collected in this action and action D1. As a result, high convergence of the parameters simulated by the model (e.g., the filling height of the channel) with the real data was achieved.

The work started in the first quarter of 2016. The task was completed in 6 quarters.

After the implementation of adaptation measures (actions C1-C6), hydrological monitoring was carried out in 2022 and the hydrological model was verified and optimized in the last year of the project. The report and various annexes were elaborated. In order to increase the rainwater retention capacity, the technical infrastructure of the Borki reservoir was reconstructed. It contributed to the additional retention capacity of rainwater in the reservoir amounting to almost 30,000 m3. This meant that for an extreme flow in the river after an intense rainfall (the so-called hundred-year-old water), lasting up to 45 minutes, the water fit entirely in the reservoir. As a result, the works performed improved the flood safety of the areas located in the catchment area of the Mleczna River, below the reservoir (city centre). On the other hand, in order to counteract water shortages during periods of drought, a solution was implemented to take over water from the underground A0 canal, running along the Borki reservoir. Optimization of the functioning of the pumping station was carried out and the sewer drain was rebuilt, thanks to which the reservoir obtains additional amounts of pre- treated water.

The construction of flood polders on the Cerekwianka stream and the Potok Północny contributed to the retention of another 27 thousand m3 of rainwater. After the rainfall wave passes, the water retained in the polder can be drained, preparing the system to take over the next wave, or it can be retained and used for the environment (improvement of the microclimate, increasing landscape retention) in rainless periods. Thus, the implemented solutions directly protect the Mleczna river and indirectly the central part of the city against floods and flooding.

Download Monitoring of social economic effects of the project (2.50 MB, PDF)

Download Report of assessment of hydrological effects of adaptation measures (C1-C6) (33.05 MB, PDF)

Download Report of assessment of water quality improvement (17.00 MB, PDF)

Download Report on Batrachofauna after implementation monitoring 2021-2022 (3.30 MB, PDF)

Download Report on EDNA monitoring 2016 - 2022 (872 KB, PDF)

Download Report on Enthomological after implementation monitoring 2021-2022 (9.90 MB, PDF)

Download Report on Flora habitats after implementation monitoring 2021-2022 (5.80 MB, PDF)

Download Report on Ichtiofauna after implementation monitoring 2021-2022 (1.00 MB, PDF)

Download Report on Ornithological after implementation monitoring 2021-2022 (2.50 MB, PDF)

Download Summary Final Report on the Biodiversity Impact of the Project (33.75, PDF)

Download Weather stations report (8.06 MB, PDF)