- 'The amount of water that circulates in nature is constant. On the other hand, the quality of water and the disposable resources are significantly decreasing. We need to be aware of this, and we don't understand it,' - says prof. dr hab. inż. Julita Dunalska, head of the Limnological Station UG in a conversation with dr Elżbieta Czapka. The 'University Conversations on Sustainable Development' series is carried out by the Centre for Sustainable Development UG.
Professor Julita Dunalska of the Institute of Geography at the Faculty of Oceanography and Geography is the head of the Limnological Station of the University of Gdańsk. The station is located in Borucino, 50 km from Gdańsk, on Lake Raduńskie Górne, near the so-called Kashubian Gate. On the premises of the station there are, among others, physical and chemical laboratories and a meteorological tower. In addition to scientific research and measurements, the site also hosts workshops, seminars and field activities for students.
The Manager of the Station was interviewed by dr Elżbieta Czapka, Coordinator of the International Cooperation Programme at the Centre for Sustainable Development. Professor Julita Dunalska talked, among other things, about her understanding of the idea of sustainable development and her research in this field: - 'For fifteen years I have been implementing various projects aimed at improving the quality of lake waters. What hurts the most is man's expansion of water-related goods. The amount of water that circulates in nature is constant. On the other hand, water quality and disposable resources are decreasing significantly. We need to be aware of this - and we don't understand it.'
We invite you to another interview in the series 'University conversations about sustainable development' prepared by the Centre for Sustainable Development UG. As part of the programme, the Centre popularises research results as well as teaching and project activities related to sustainable development of scientists, teachers, PhD students and students of the University of Gdańsk. The project is carried out on the basis of interviews, presentations, popular science articles with the indication of source materials.
The entire interview can be read here: