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Effects of the Concept of the Dualist Division of Lakes in Polish Law on Shaping Lake Water Policy from the Hydrological Perspective

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Faculty of Earth Sciences, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, 87-100 Toruń, Poland
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Faculty of Law and Administration, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, 87-100 Toruń, Poland
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Water 2018, 10(11), 1495; https://doi.org/10.3390/w10111495
Received: 11 September 2018 / Revised: 12 October 2018 / Accepted: 21 October 2018 / Published: 23 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Collection Water Policy Collection)
Pursuant to the Polish Water Law Act of 2017, lakes are divided into those with flowing and stagnant waters. Such a division, originating from the socialist law, is questioned in the scope of numerous disciplines. One of them is hydrology. The legal division introduces criteria uncertain from the hydrological point of view, incomplete, unclear, and difficult to apply. This results in further problems in the implementation of water policy and in the socio-economic sphere. The latter particularly concerns expensive and long-lasting court proceedings, fear of losing ownership of lakes with no financial compensation, and the uncertainty of the binding law. This has a significant impact on the broadly understood management of water resources, such as fisheries, recreation, and water protection. The paper covers a comprehensive analysis and evaluation of Polish legal solutions from a hydrological and water policy perspective. Moreover, it presents the comparison of Polish law and selected legal orders in the scope of ownership of lakes. View Full-Text
Keywords: water policy; lake ownership; water law water policy; lake ownership; water law
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Marszelewski, W.; Marszelewski, M. Effects of the Concept of the Dualist Division of Lakes in Polish Law on Shaping Lake Water Policy from the Hydrological Perspective. Water 2018, 10, 1495. https://doi.org/10.3390/w10111495

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Marszelewski W, Marszelewski M. Effects of the Concept of the Dualist Division of Lakes in Polish Law on Shaping Lake Water Policy from the Hydrological Perspective. Water. 2018; 10(11):1495. https://doi.org/10.3390/w10111495

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Marszelewski, Włodzimierz; Marszelewski, Michał. 2018. "Effects of the Concept of the Dualist Division of Lakes in Polish Law on Shaping Lake Water Policy from the Hydrological Perspective" Water 10, no. 11: 1495. https://doi.org/10.3390/w10111495

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