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Changes in the hydrological balance caused by climate change impacts in the Karlovy Vary district

In the Karlovy Vary district, areas with lack of drinking and industrial water were identified. Since 2015, in cooperation of TGM WRI, p. r. i., and state enterprise Povodí Ohře a project called „Increasing water resources availability in selected regions of Karlovy Vary district“ is financed

Water protection against nitrates from agriculture

The aim of Council Directive 91/176/EEC regarding the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources [1] (hereinafter „Nitrates Directive“) is to reduce water pollution coming from agricultural sources and to prevent further such pollutions in order both to provide good­‑quality water supplies and to protect surface water against eutrophication.

Bias correction of precipitation and temperature from regional climate models – the impact on runoff modelling

Hydrological modelling is often used for assessment of climate change impacts on water resources. Inputs into the hydrological model are represented by precipitation and temperature based on simulations of climate models.

Air temperature and precipitation on the meteorological station Bučnice in the Upper Metuje catchment

The paper deals with the analysis of time series of air temperature and precipitation at the meteorological station Bučnice in eastern Bohemia, which is operated by the TGM Water Research Institute.

Legal relations to waters during the reign of the Luxembourg dynasty

This year could every citizen of our country record a truly remarkable anniversary – the 700th anniversary of the birth of Charles IV.

Interview with RNDr. Jan Daňhelka, Ph.D., Deputy of Hydrology from the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute

Interview on the topic of climate change and climate scenarios with RNDr. Jan Daňhelka, Ph.D., Deputy of Hydrology from the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute.

SOVAK CR supports the fastest total ban on the use of glyphosate

Although the European Commission on 29 June this year decided on a temporary extension of the use of chemical products containing the herbicide glyphosate for 18 months, the Association of Water Supply and Sewerage Czech Republic, IB (SOVAK) and the European Association of water companies (EUREAU) are pushing as soon as possible complete a ban on glyphosate.

Water the basis of life

Public has no idea that in this country is the lack of water and the trend is rather negative and will most likely continue in the future.

Strategy for protection against negative impacts of floods and erosion phenomena by nature­‑friendly measures in the Czech Republic

The article describes reasons and circumstances why the project “Strategy of flood and erosion protection by natural water retention measures“ was initiated.

Analysis of changes in runoff for Czech Republic

One part of the project “Strategy for protection against negative impacts of floods and erosion phenomena by nature­friendly measures in the Czech Republic“ was assessment of actual runoff conditions in the Czech Republic by runoff curve number method.

Complex system of natural water retention measures against erosion and flash floods

A complex system of flash flood and erosion protection measures was designed for almost 80% of the Czech Republic. It is made mainly from natural water retention measures on agricultural land and water courses.

Process of evaluation of runoff conditions and determination of design flows in the project Strategy for protection against the negative impacts of floods and erosion events by nature­friendly measures in the Czech Republic

Project The Strategy for protection against the negative impacts of floods and erosion events by nature­friendly measures in the Czech Republic comprehensively addresses the possibility of increasing water retention in the landscape.

Interview with Minister of Agriculture Ing. Marian Jurečka

Interview with Minister of Agriculture Ing. Marian Jurečka on the topic of drought and water management planning.

The quality and evaluation of surface waters – presentation of the project

The research team, consisting of experts from the TGM Water Research Institute, p. r. i. (RNDr. Dana Baudišová, Ph.D., Ing. Tomáš Mičaník, Ing. Eduard Hanslík, Ph.D., Mgr. Denisa Němejcová and others), started from February 2016 work on the research project “The quality and evaluation of surface waters”.

Floods and drought in flooded villages in southern Moravia, how the chronicles, photos and stories captured them

In the period 2013-2016 was solved the project program NAKI Ministry of Culture called “Flooded cultural and natural heritage of South Moravia” by the team of experts from various fields that straddle the TGM WRI, p. r. i.

Drinking water quality in the Czech Republic is one of the largest in Europe

Czech Republic is among six countries in the EU, which shows in microbiological and chemical parameters of drinking water from 99 to 100 percent of the required quality.

Czech Republic awaits significant investment to overhaul of the backbone water infrastructure

In our country there are at least ten water supply systems and dozens of provincial or regional group water mains, which were built in the sixties to the seventies of last century, whose lifetime presently terminate or expire in the coming years.

Informal meeting of water managers

On 26 May, on the occasion of the 97th anniversary of the current TGM Water Research Institute p. r. i., was held an informal meeting organized by TGM WRI.

Open day of TGM Water Research Institute, p. r. i.

On Saturday, June 4, 2016 was held on the occasion of World Environment Day under the auspices of the Minister of the Environment Mgr. Richard Brabec Open Day TGM Water Research Institute, p. r. i.

National Dialogue on Water 2016: 50 years of the establishment of the Povodí state enterprises

National Dialogue on water is a traditional event organized by the Czech Science and Technology water management society in collaboration with the TGM Water Research Institute p. r. i.

Seminar “New legislation in water protection”

On June 22, 2016 was held on Novotného lávka in Prague, under the auspices of the expert group Waste water – water purity seminar “New legislation in water protection”, accredited by the Ministry of Interior.

Minutes of the general meeting ČVTVHS, z. s.

On 25 May 2016 there was a meeting of the general meeting ČVTVHS, z. s., on Novotného lávka.

Presentation portal “Voda v krajině” as a source of information on natural water retention measures

Article introduces presentation portal “Voda v krajině“ (www.vodavkrajine.cz) as an information source about natural water retention measures.

Water quality in drinking water reservoir Švihov on Želivka river and its river basin, with focus on specific organic compounds

River basin of the largest drinking water reservoir Švihov on the Želivka River is distinctly anthropogenically affected both by direct human activities and also by the agriculture. The quality of the surface water is endangered in long-term period mainly by the eutrophication, pesticides pollution and erosion.

Future water needs in public water supply sector

In this article results of analysis of future water withdrawals from water resources for public water supply systems are summarized.

Specifics of local water resources in supplying the population with drinking water

The paper summarizes the „Methodology for comprehensive management of small water resources to ensure optimal quality of drinking water in normal and emergency situations“ that is a main result of the research project supported by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA 02020184).

Reliability assessment of levees based on failure investigations

Summary Flood risk of levee protected areas stems from the possibility of levee failure due to overtopping, breaching or uncontrolled seepage. In most cases, levee breaching leads to highest damages as such events occur suddenly and can hardly be forecasted. In this article, levee failure is referred to levee breaching only. Whenever levees break during… Read more »

Periodic droughts in streams: the next negative factor influencing crayfish populations

Periodic droughts in small streams are caused by climate changes but also by the inappropriate management of precipitation and surface water. If these factors act simultaneously, water level rapidly declines even up to the complete drying up of long sections of the stream.

Analysis of Modifications of the Payment for the Surface Water in the Czech Republic

Recently, the Czech Republic has been affected with negative impacts of hydrological extremes (such as floods and droughts). This is the reason why different types of regulation modifications have been discussed in order to address increasing water scarcity and variability throughout a year.

Interview with President of the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube Ing. Petr J. Kalaš

Interview with former Minister of Environment and President of the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube Ing. Petr J. Kalaš.

Pietro Angelo Secchi and his one hundred and fifty years old disk

The second year is running the Project Civil measurement science transparency water ponds in the Czech Republic. Second year on hundreds of lakes intensively measure water transparency, and in three key periods: in the second half of April and June, and in August and September.

Non-invasive and economical techniques of water elements environment quality and maintenance solution in the frame of historical monuments care – presentation of the project

The research team from the Brno office of WRI and reference laboratories in Prague started from March 2016 work on a research project DG16P02M032 “Non-invasive and economical techniques of water elements environment quality and maintenance solution in the frame of historical monuments care”.

XXIV. Conference Radionuclides and ionizing radiation in water management

Traditional XXIV. Conference Radionuclides and ionizing radiation in water management was held from 2 to 4 May 2016 at the Clarion Hotel in České Budějovice. Professional guarantor was Ing. Eduard Hanslík, CSc. (WRI, p. r. i.) and organizational guarantor Ing. Václav Bečvář, CSc. (ČVTVHS).

Report on during the seminar Water Supply and Sewerage – the main problems of management, operation and investment development

The seminar organized by the Expert Group Water Supply and SewerageCzech scientific water management company in collaboration with VRV (Water resources development and construction, a. S.) was held on 11 May 2016 at the company of headquarters.

25 years of systematic groundwater quality monitoring in the Czech Republic

Many professionals deal with water quality monitoring in the Czech Republic with various goals and various quality of gathered information. The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI) has built and developed a unified longterm monitoring system providing comparable high quality data at a nation-
al scale.

Concentration of artificial radionuclides in hydrosphere affected by Temelín Nuclear Power Plant

Temporal and spatial changes in concentrations of selected radionuclides (tritium, radiostrontium and radiocaesium) were assessed in the parts of the Vltava and Elbe river basins affected by the operation of the Temelín Nuclear Power Plant.

Constructed wetlands – design parameters, operating experiences and intensification possibilities

Horizontal and vertical flow constructed wetlands belong among frequently used near-natural methods of treatment of wastewater from small municipalities in the Czech Republic. They consist of one or more filter fields connected in series or in parallel.

The water treatment plant in Želivka – SWOT analysis of reconstruction and modernization

SWOT Analysis is a technique used to identify Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats related to a certain project, type of business, business plan, strategic investment, policy (meant as a measure), etc. This method of analysis is predominantly applied in marketing, but also in policy analysis and development.

The research of water springs in cities

During 2011–2015 we have studied water springs remaining in big cities. The main objective was verifying the possibility of using local springs as local sources of water in risk situations as failures of water or energy supply systems.

Waste Water – Waste or Treasure?

At the time of changing climatic conditions and reducing the quantity of raw
material it is necessary to start saving water and raw materials.