grafika ilustracyjnaFrom January 1, 2024, the state hydrogeological survey (PSH) and the state geological survey (PGS) will be merged.

The implementation of the tasks set out in the Act of July 20, 2017 - Water Law will be continued by the state geological survey.

The state hydrogeological survey (PSH) was established by the Act of July 18, 2001 - Water Law as of January 1, 2002. From 2002 to 2023, the tasks of the PSH were carried out by the Polish Geological Institute - National Research Institute (PIG-NRI).

The state geological survey will continue to carry out the state's tasks for the recognition, balancing and protection of groundwater for its rational use by society and the economy (Article 369, paragraph 2 of the Water Law). The scope of tasks of the survey, as defined in Articles 380-381 and 387 of the Act of July 20, 2017 - Water Law, shall remain unchanged.

It includes carrying out hydrogeological measurements, observations and studies, developing ongoing analyses and assessments of the hydrogeological situation, maintaining and updating hydrogeological databases, as well as collecting, processing and sharing hydrogeological data. The permanent task is to compile, publish and distribute quarterly groundwater information bulletins and a hydrogeological yearbook, as well as forecasts and announcements on the hydrogeological situation in the country and warnings of dangerous phenomena occurring in groundwater recharge or abstraction zones.

The implementation of the tasks of the state geological survey with regard to the tasks set out in the Water Law is financed from the state budget, while its activities are supervised by the minister responsible for the environment.