Natural Environment Monitoring 2012, No 13, 11-20
THE CONCEPT OF WATER ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION
IN THE KARKONOSZE NATIONAL PARK
Henryk Marszałek, Michał Rysiukiewicz
Water belonges to the most important elements of the natural environment of Karkonosze Mts., forming a number of natural processes and representing resource useful for supplying the local population with drinking water. Therefore it should be protected and monitored continuously. The paper presents the concept of water environment protection in the Karkonosze National Park (KPN), including a proposal for monitoring the quantity and quality of surface and groundwater in both, the whole area of the Karkonosze Mts. and selected three representative catchments: Kamieńczyk, Wrzosówka and Łomnica rivers. It has been proposed the scheme of monitoring network arrangement with the range and frequency of water as well.