The mission of the Institute of Environmental Engineering (IIS-UZG) is to provide modern and applicable solutions in efficient management of environmental resources. Its main scientific activity focuses on key issues related to three environmental components: water, soil and air. IIS-UZG is studying, analysing and modelling processes that occur during water and wastewater treatment; sewage sludge management; exploitation of soils in urban, industrial and post-mining areas. Its speciality is the optimization of the methane fermentation in biological treatment of wastes as a contribution to mitigation of the effects of greenhouse gas emissions.
UZG will work on data collation on greenhouse gas and ammonia emission factors as well as on the entire manure management chain used in Poland and will provide suggestions for future mitigation options (WP2). UZG will further quantify the costs and benefits of emission control strategies and data obtained from national inventories, verify emission abatement efforts and develop a system of international comparative analysis of input parameters used in modelling in order to identify elements with particularly high sensitivity of results and to examine the possibility of using graphical methods for retaining high transparency of the results (WP5). UZG will organize meetings with stakeholders and other stakeholder groups aimed at interaction between individual groups and provide information on project directions and results (WP6).