Geographic information systems (GIS), data processing, evaluation and interpretation are an essential and integral part of research at present as most information can be related to a specific location on the Earth’s surface. The GIS and Cartography Department at the T. G. Masaryk Water Research Institute deals with research and commercial projects by means of the application of GIS tools.
The Ministry of Health in cooperation with other related bodies compiles, on an annual basis, the List of outdoor bathing sites on surface waters where the bathing service is offered by the operator, and other surface waters used for bathing. It is compiled based on the long-term monitoring, performed, exclusively as in-situ measurements, by the regional hygiene stations. With respect to the fact that this way of monitoring is not only time-consuming but also financially demanding, the need for minimizing these expenses naturally arises.
Management of each municipality, region or state needs for its decision-making and planning basic input data, which prove actual facts. The easiest way to obtain data on production and waste management is to monitor at pre-set regular intervals.
The TGM Water Research Institute, p.r.i., took part in the organization of the 46th Water Management Fifty on the occasion of the celebration of its 100-year existence. In addition to the classic choice between bikes and buckets, this year participants could also take a ride on a scooter for the first time.
When we looked back to the history, we found out that water recreation in Prague had a long tradition. The Vltava river lidos were very popular as a leisure activity in Prague. A possible expansion of places for swimming and water recreation in Prague represents the main aim of the project – Possibility of water recreation in Prague (from history to the present days).