Prof. Maciej Zalewski
Head of European Regional
Centre for Ecohydrology, Poland
Urban Storm Water – necessity for a new paradigm
Professor Maciej Zalewski is the founder and head of the Department of Applied Ecology at the Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection of the University of Lodz and since 2000 he has been the director of the European Regional Center for Ecohydrology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Lodz. He is the creator of the modern concept of ecohydrology, which is the basis for the “Nature Based Solutions” methodology currently being developed at the United Nations. He is valued as a scientist in Poland and worldwide, he has been cooperating with UNESCO for several years.