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The central goals of the book Environmental Engineering V are to summarize research carried out in Poland, and to improve technology transfer and scientific dialogue in this time of economic transformation from a planned to a free market economy, thereby leading to a better comprehension of solutions to a broad spectrum of environmentally related problems.
Poland, like other post-communist countries, is undergoing transformation into a capitalist system. This transformation brings many problems – economic, social, psychological and also ecological. Ecological problems are strongly connected with the political, economic and psychological inheritance of the past as well as with changes in the post-communist society.
To understand these problems it is necessary to consider the following issues:
- The geographic situation of Poland,
- The political transformations that occurred after World War II – forced development of heavy industry combined with neglect of its effects on the environment,
- The economic problems
Presentation of the scientific findings and technical solutions created by the Polish research community ought to be of interest not only for Polish institutions, but also for international specialists, seeking solutions for environmental problems in emerging new democracies, especially those who plan to participate in numerous projects sponsored by the European Union.