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The object of this study was a small water body adjacent to the Zemborzycki Reservoir. The aim of the study was to find an optimal way of management of the small water body’s surroundings based on scenario building and public participation. The three following scenarios of the small water body’s surroundings’ management with a leading role were used: a) ecological and educational, b) representative and recreational, and c) left in its current form. As a result of the public participation conducted in 2011, it was shown that the ecological and educational scenario is the most optimal for the respondents; and in 2012, implementation had been undertaken. In the decision-making process, a public participation seems to play an important role because actions are accepted, thus fulfilling needs of most users and allowing for identification of the society within a given place.


The economic importance of micro hydro power plants is obvious around the world and the development trend will continue well into the future.

Unfortunately the effects on the local lotic systems habitats and biocoenosis are not studied, and in some cases or are known only to a small degree.

A variety of taxa were identified in the study case areas as being significantly affected by the micro hydro power plants: macrophytes, macroinvertebrates and fish.