Warsaw, Poland: Poland's devastating floods
have been worsened by over-reliance on flood embankments and over-development
of flood plains, WWF-Poland said today.
The global environment group, which has
been agitating in Poland for modern systems of natural complementary flood
protection since devastating floods in 1997, said it greatly regretted
the loss of life of property in current floods.
"But in Poland, despite losses caused
every year by floods and appeals from NGOs such as WWF. the same mistakes
continue to be repeated over and over again," said Piotr Niezna?ski,