Comparing various methods for determining the water footprint of electricity generation at Orlík hydroelectric power station – case study
A large part of the world’s population does not have access to quality water resources in sufficient quantities. Therefore, comprehensive methods for assessing water use have been developed in recent years. One is the water footprint, which allows expression of the total amount of water consumed to produce a product or service.
By Resolution No. 289 of 29 April 2019, the Government of the Czech Republic approved the Action Plan for the Implementation of the National Strategy for Open Access to Scientific Information of the Czech Republic.
Environmental protection is one of the important societal needs. Appropriately oriented applied research is also necessary for its fulfillment.
The article submits a bibliometric analysis concerning water footprint articles released in the Czech Republic and abroad. The introduction presents the water footprint and its development. For bibliometric analysis of Czech articles, data from the database of Research and Development and Innovation Results (RIV) was used.
Interview with Mgr. Lukáš Záruba Director of the Department of Water Protection at the Ministry of the Environment
Interview with Director of the Department of Water Protection at the Ministry of the Environment Mgr. Lukáš Záruba on border water, environmental impact assessment and much more.
The article presents the results of a Project TD020113. This project was focused on the estimation of future water withdrawals in the Czech Republic between 2030 and 2050. We analysed four possible social-economic pathways of the Czech society.
Interview with Ing. Daniel Pokorný Director of the Department of State Administration of Water Management and River Basin Management at the Ministry of Agriculture
Interview with Ing. Daniel Pokorný Director of the State Administration of Water Management and River Basin Management at the Ministry of Agriculture on the topic of surface water and flood protection hydraulic structures.
Application of the water unavailability factor for characterisation of water use in LCA studies in the Czech Republic
The following article summarises the results of testing a method for the characterisation of water use in the system of life cycle assessment in the Czech Republic. The chosen method allows for robust expression of water use in the equivalent values of the reference system.
In this article results of analysis of future water withdrawals from water resources for public water supply systems are summarized.