Plac Gwarków 1, 40-166 Katowice, Poland


Head of Department

dr inż. Paweł Zawartka
telefon: 32 259 27 02




Deputy Head

dr inż. Mariusz Kruczek
telefon: 32 259 22 07


  • Scope of activities of the department:

  • Multidimensional strategic planning
  • Environmental protection management and planning
  • Drainage area planning
  • Water conditioning, waste treatment and sewage sludge management technologies
  • Financial engineering and investment planning

The Department of Water Protection offers a wide range of services to local administration units or their associations, water and sewerage companies, industrial plants and foreign partners, related to the handling and control of water and sewage management, the planning and assessment of the efficiency of investment activities, and obtaining external funds for their accomplishment. We specialise in preparing documentation at various levels of the investment process, from programs and strategic plans, through concepts and feasibility studies, to technical designs including the required documents (legal surveys, environmental impact reports etc.), using the best knowledge and solutions obtained through scientific research activities. We can guarantee effective cooperation in the planning of both local and regional sustainable development. The many references related to the accomplishment of work performed by the Department testify to its quality. We take pride in our significant achievements within the scope of obtaining resources for investments from both local and foreign funds as well as in our implementations of new technologies.

  • Legal and environmental analyses and expert opinions concerning the conditions for the use of waters (including legal surveys)
  • Quantitative and qualitative modelling and balancing of ground and surface waters
  • Hydrochemical phenomenon modelling
  • Systemic solutions for rainwater management
  • Water resource management planning in the context of catchment areas (Water Framework Directive and Floods Directive)
  • Hydrological phenomenon modelling


  • Strategic and program-scale reviews at national, regional and local scale (including development strategies, environmental protection programs, local revitalisation programs)
  • Analyses of socio-economic, spatial and environmental issues with the use of scenario analysis and foresight
  • Environmental risk analysis
  • Rainwater management planning in cities and functional urban areas
  • Environmental analyses for the purposes of adapting cities to climate change
  • Historically contaminated land stocktaking
  • Stocktaking and valorisation of urban blue-green infrastructure resources
  • Forecasting the environmental impact of projects, plans, programs and strategies
  • Natural stocktaking and valorisation
  • Natural monitoring of terrains subjected to anthropogenic impact, including the effects of mining activity
  • Planning urban river valley protection and revitalisation, including river restoration, riparian zone management and hydromorphological assessment
  • GIS in environmental engineering and environmental management
  • Preparing digital models and scenarios linking the environmental and spatial aspects
  • Mobile platforms for measurement and analysis with the use of drones
  • Spatial databases for the environment


  • Implementing eco-innovations and assessing the eco-efficiency of technological solutions
  • Preparing application materials in the field of urban and environmental engineering (applications, feasibility studies, business plans)
  • Analyses and assessments of the economic and ecological effectiveness of investments for the purposes of institutions providing loans and credits (including financial analyses, CBA, MCA, DGC)
  • Program-scale reviews at local, regional and national scale, related but not limited to development strategies
  • Complex services within the scope of obtaining administrative decisions, encompassing the preparation of required documents as well as social and institutional consulting


  • Water treatment and conditioning technologies for the purposes of human consumption and industry
  • Modelling water supply and sewage systems
  • Technologies for the treatment of municipal and industrial waste, including the modelling of biological waste treatment systems, membrane technologies
  • Optimising existing technological solutions and intensifying waste treatment processes
  • Assessing the efficiency of water and sewage management (including technical concepts and agglomeration plans)
  • Developing technical and technological solutions at laboratory and pilot plant scale
  • Technological innovations for the utilisation of waste sludge for the purposes of the natural environment, energy and others
  • Intensifying sludge processing in waste treatment plants
  • Technical and economic analyses of solutions in the context of waste sludge
  • Environmental and legal analyses and expert opinions in the context of waste sludge management


+ 48-32-259-2000