Interview with general director of Povodí Vltavy the state enterprise RNDr. Petr Kubala.
In the Water Research Institute of T. G. Masaryk, p. r. i., specialized institutions operates in the field of waste management – Centre for Waste Management (CeHO). Since 2001, CeHO contributes significantly to the provision of professional support Waste Management Department of the Ministry of the Environment.
Hydrosphere is facing a global water crisis caused by uneven availability of fresh water in time and space, overuse of resources, environmental degradation and frequent occurrence of floods and droughts.
The plenary session of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences took place in Prague and has been approved Prague Statement
The Czech capital city had in the period between June 20 and July 2, 2015 the honor to host the 26th General Assembly of the International Union of geodetic and geophysical (International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, IUGG), on which showed an interest in nearly 5,000 scientists from around the world.
The aim of this study is introduction and practice of chromogenic medium CCA that is prescribed in the amendment of EN ISO 9308-1 standard for detection of Escherichia coli and coliform bacteria in waters with low bacteria background flora.
The National Spatial Data Infrastructure and the Reflection on the expected Role of Cartography and GIS Products provided by the T. G. Masaryk Water Research Institute, p.r.i.
The article shows the case of the best practice in the interdisciplinary management of the Spatial Data Set within River Network Section Model based on excellent cooperation of T. G. Masaryk Water Research Institute, p.r.i., with the Czech Office for Surveying, Mapping and Cadastre and the Czech Hydro-meteorological Institute.
Small water reservoirs are one of the principal elements of agricultural landscape in the Central European context. The monitoring of the quality of aquatic environment of selected ponds and small reservoirs (SWR) in areas of southern and central Moravia and the Vysočina Region was carried out in 2013 to 2015.
The article deals with the influence of barometric pressure changes on water levels in monitoring wells and other groundwater observation boreholes. An analysis of the problems involved in measuring the groundwater level was performed.
In connection to the assessment of a radiological event, the procedure of rapid determination of the gross beta activity in water was proposed and validated. In cooperation with the radiological laboratories, the method has been tested in practice.
Ecology determined the dilution factors for the KB Alloys facility over ten years ago. The development document record is not clear as to the method used to determine the values. Ecology made an attempt to model the conditions using CORMIX 6.
WRI representative attended a seminar of the Visegrad Group. Summit held in Belgrade. The seminar was focused on sharing experiences of V4 countries in the field of urban wastewater treatment.
The year 2015 was very challenging from an organizational point of view – the General Meeting held in May 2015 under the new statutes adopted a year earlier based on the new Civil Code.
Interview with Ing. Eduard Hanslík, CSc., an outstanding expert on radioecology. Ing. Hanslík, CSc., leads a group of professionals who collectively examine the pitfalls of nuclear power plants and the Chernobyl accident.
Basic hydrological data are provided for any profile of the river network and serves as a basis eg. for the issue water management decisions, etc.
A categorization of the Czech Republic territory in terms of the risk of drying up of small streams (1st to 4th order by Strahler) was proposed. Three levels of risk (low, medium and high) for basic hydrological units (catchment) were set. The risk levels were defined using selected abiotic characteristics of the hydrological units and their combinations.
Quality of sludges and wastes from household and small wastewater treatment plants and their utilization in agriculture management
The aim of this article is to introduce partial sections of the research projects TA02020128 and TA02021032 (Technology Agency of the Czech Republic). These parts of the projects pay attention to the issue of quality of sludge and other wastes produced in wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) using activated sludge process, anaerobic processes (including septics) and extensive (natural) wastewater treatment plants (with horizontal subsurface flow reed-beds), which also include mechanical pre-treatment.
Under the project New procedures of optimization of integrated protection area systems in the context of their economic sustainability, analysis of plans of collective equipment was done within the complex process of land consolidation based on data from all branches of the State Land Office in the Litava basin.
This paper deals with an industrial wastewater treatment utilizing waste heat from related industrial processes. This study proposes a possible solution, which is capable of reduction of industrial wastewater on one side and effective utilization of industrial excess heat on the other.
The estimation of the extent of inundations is enabled by methods of physical and mathematical modelling which have been developing for many years. Increasing accuracy, related to precise measurements, demands higher computing capacity and more time.
Interview with Ing. Jan Kříž, Deputy Minister of the Environment, on the topic of Operational Programme Environment.
Under the auspices of the Global Water Partnership Central and Eastern Europe (GWP CEE) and the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube (ICPD) was held next Annualof the art competition Danube Art Master.
In the Czech Republic long-term protection of localities suitable for surface water storage (LASW) is done. Currently the number of them is 65; in the near future this list will be updated. The protection of these areas, however, has impacts on social and economic development of communities, local people and on the landscape itself, too.
Information from the Ministry of Environment on subsidies for adaptation measures granted by the Ministry
Remedy for inappropriate state of the landscape has long been supported through grant programs of the Ministry of the Environment.
On 13. May 2015 there was a meeting of the General Meeting Czech scientific water management company. The record of the General Meeting is shown below.
The Global Water Partnership was established jointly by the Swedish Agency for International Development, United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank in 1996 as an international network in order to create a unified approach to the use of water resources.
Protection of water resources and the risks associated with water scarcity are the themes that resonate throughout society.
Since the mid-80s of the 20th century in the Czech Republic is a demonstrable increase in water temperature slightly influenced by surface water as a result of climate change.
Drought has been and certainly will be. On this topic is based conversation with the Minister of the Environment, which includes questions on the continuing heat wave and drought.
Station that measures vapours Hlasivo near Tabor was built in 1957 and is the only base station that measures the vapours in the Czech Republic.
The paper deals with the regularities of groundwater circulation with respect to extremely low groundwater level occurrence, seasonal and multiannual periodicity and trends of groundwater levels, occurrence of minimal levels and their impact on the enviromental components, methods of groundwater levels forecasts.
This study investigated changes in time series of hydrological balance components using trend detection.
The article presents the applied methodology and description of the most important results achieved in the project.
Experience with measurement of water levels in TGM WRI hydrometric stations (using the system of pressure sensors)
The paper describes the experience with measurement of water levels (particularly low ones) in natural river beds using a system of sensors recording hydrostatic pressure and air pressure.
Possible compensation of negative climate change impacts using the localities for potential accumulation of surface water
The list of localities potentially suitable for accumulation of surface water (LASW) exists in the Czech Republic from the beginning of 20th century.
The BILAN model has been used in a number of research projects and hydrological studies dealing with estimation of water balance for European catchments. This paper is focused on the recent development of the model during last years. The model changes include both core development (new variables representing water use, optional calibration for a system of catchments, saving of state variables) and enhanced user interface that was extended by new graphical outputs and controls allowing interactive use of the model.