Solutions for each of the identified problems from the Ethno-cultural and artisan values group
1) Oblige the owners of the oil mills to treat the waters / dispose of the precipitate properly after the production of oil has finished.
2) If efficient, provide water streams to regenerate the tradition of using water mills. Nowadays they use electricity for efficiency reasons, but they can combine it with water during the electricity shortages in certain months of the year in order to continue with their work
3) To plant the species needed to produce musical instruments by the interested people. School pupils may be used for this.
4) To create model zones in nature such as lawns, forests, flower-gardens lakes and rivers which will inspire the folk-song writers to write more songs and poetry.
Solutions for each of the identified problems from the “Forests and Biodiversity” group Water Pollution
In order to solve this problem, pollution needs to be reduced to normal levels and to be eliminated at a later stage. The business that extract inert materials from the river need to close their activity as soon as possible. Lobbying work in the Ministry of Environment and Commune to close these businesses. Lobbying work in the above mentioned institutions to obligate the polluting businesses to use the industrial water treatment mini-plants in order to lessen the water pollution.
Fauna’s disappearance; Disappearance of medicinal plants; Dysfunction of the biological chain
In order to solve the above mentioned problems, the Commune and the community need to do lobbying in the Central Government, and the Ministry of Environment to declare “Protected area” certain areas in Preza Commune, such as the area around the Lakes and alongside the River.
To solve this problem all businesses causing air pollution must be obliged by the local authorities and the Ministries of the line, to use the air filters in order to lessen the pollutants’ levels and respect the norms set for them.
To solve this problem, the well-management of the forest must become a priority for the Directory of Forests, the Commune Council and the community itself. Illegal tree cutting must stop immediately and heavy fines imposed on the trespassers.
Solutions for each of the identified problems from the Touristy Infrastructure group:
To address this problem to the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, Youth and Sports as well as to the Institute of Monuments, under whose jurisdiction the Casle is. Lobbying for the strengthening of the Castle Walls and planting more trees on the hill on which the Castle is built to enable the strengthening of its sides. Placement of several lightning rods to prevent lightning from hitting the Castle walls.
This problem is already solved. There are workers that quench the fires on duty all the time, and the community itself collaborates very well for fire quenching in the summer. The lightning rods to be placed on highest points on Castle hill will preserve the forests as well. More awareness raising projects with the Community to explain the losses caused by fires lit intentionally or accidentally.
Construction activity without criteria and non-traditional styles,
To lobby in the Central Govenrment for receiving the Status “Touristy Village”. To lobby in the Central and Local Government and the Ministry of Tourism that in order to attract more tourists, the native traditional style in construction activities must be preserved.
To Compile the Urban Development plan for the Commune keeping in mind preserving the Traditional style in reconstruction of present homes and using elements of traditional style on the construction of brand new houses [this lowers the cost and is affordable by most of people who do construction work].
Lack of waste management
So far the Commune has started to provide for the waste management as follows:
7 waste bins [large ones, 1.1 m3] per village and a vehicle for waste disposal. A site has been selected but it has been objected by the inhabitants of the village nearby and it remains an issue to be solved in the future.
Public participation for the selection of the best waste disposal site is needed to solve the issue. More public education and cooperation with recycling businesses in the area will bring about the start of the waste separation at the source.
Drinking water and sewerage system
Studies for each village to be undertaken by the Urban Development office in the Commune. The Commune has to find funds to enable the reconstruction of the present drinking water system and the construction of the wastewater and sewerage system.
For touristy attraction purposes, the natural springs to be decorated after the traditional style, the informative signs to be placed on visible places in order to attract attention of tourists to visit them and the access paths to be built to make them visitable by tourists and other people.
written by albpermakulture