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Mgr. Róbert  Chriašteľ

 Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute


Mgr. Róbert Chriašteľ graduated in geochemistry and geology at the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, Faculty of Natural Sciences (1996). He attended post gradual courses in Israel and the Netherlands. His main field of expertise is groundwater quality monitoring and assessment. Róbert Chriašteľ coordinated preparation of the National Implementation Plan of the Stockholm Convention on POPs in the Slovak Republic and preparation of the National Monitoring Programme for Waters. He participated in many international projects focused on water management issues. He is a member of CIS WFD working group “Groundwater”. He works as a head of the Department of Hydrological Monitoring, Forecasts and Warnings at a regional branch of the Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute in Banska Bystrica.

doc. Ing. Michaela Danáčová, Ph.D.

 Faculty of Civil Engineering STU in Bratislava


doc. Ing. Michaela Danáčová, Ph.D. works at the Department of Landscape Water Management, Faculty of Civil Engineering STU in Bratislava. She completed her engineering studies in the study program Water Management and Water Structures at the Faculty of Civil Engineering STU, where she was also awarded the title Doctor of Philosophy in the field of Hydrology. She specializes in hydrological modelling of floods in riverbeds, analysis of fluctuations in the range of hydrological variables as well as in the field of erosion-transport processes in the country. She participates in several research projects and tasks.

RNDr. Jan  Daňhelka, Ph.D.

 Czech Hydrometeorological Institute


RNDr. Jan Daňhelka, Ph.D., works as a deputy director of hydrology of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute. He graduated from the Faculty of Science at the Charles University in Prague, majoring in physical geography, where he later obtained a doctorate. In the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, he worked as a hydrologist and later as head of the prediction department and since 2010 as deputy for hydrology. He is an external lecturer at the Faculty of Science. Since 2012 he is a member of the Advisory Working Group of the Commission for Hydrology WMO and a chairman of the National Committee for Hydrology. He professionally deals with the particular problems of prediction and influence of meteorological and climatic phenomena on hydrology.

doc. Dr. Ing. Pavel  Fošumpaur

 The Czech Technical University in Prague


Doc. Ing. Dr. Pavel Fošumpaur works in the Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague. He graduated in Water Management and Water Structures at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and then in the same field he received the title Dr. He specializes in hydraulic engineering constructions, reservoirs and water management systems, waterways and navigation and physical and mathematical modeling. He is a member of the Czech Water Management Technical and Scientific Society, the Czech National Committee for Hydrology and the Czech Navigation and Water Routes Association. Doc. Fošumpaur and his team were awarded diploma of academic Theodor Ježdík in 2013 for a set of research works aimed at solving the hydraulic problems of water works within the framework of the renewal of the Vltava waterway between Týn nad Vltavou and České Budějovice. He is a member of the team of independent experts for Critical analysis of flood mitigation project in the Czech Republic from a strategic perspective for the Ministry of Agriculture.

doc. Ing. Silvie Heviánková, Ph.D.

 VSB – Technical University of Ostrava


Doc. Ing. Silvie Heviánková, Ph.D., is an associate professor at VSB – Technical University of Ostrava. He is the supervisor of bachelor's, diploma and dissertation theses and is also the guarantor of several professional subjects. She is the researcher of several research projects, where she is the main researcher and also a co-researcher, such as research into the use of closed deep mines in the Czech Republic for energy purposes and as a potential for water resources, use of sewage sludge, sludge and non-recyclable waste materials.

Mgr.  Vít  Kodeš, Ph.D.

 Czech Hydrometeorological Institute


Mgr. Vít Kodeš, Ph.D., is a head of Water Quality section of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute. He graduated as hydrogeologist from the Faculty of Sciences of the Charles University in Prague. He received a Ph.D. degree from the Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Sciences of the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague in exploitation and protection of natural resources with focus on pesticides in groundwater. He has worked at CHMI since 1990; he worked temporarily at the University of South Carolina as a technician in 1997–1999. His scientific interests are water quality monitoring, pesticides, passive sampling of micro pollutants and environmental information systems.

Ing.  Jiří  Kučera

 TGM WRI, p.r.i.


In 1998 Ing. Jiří Kučera finished his studies in the field of Environmental Technology at the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague, Faculty of Environmental Technology. He works in the T. G. Masaryk Water Research Institute as a head of the department of water supply and wastewater treatment.

Ing. Martin Pavel

 Sweco Hydroprojekt, a. s.


Ing. Martin Pavel graduated from the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague in 2008, majoring in water construction and water management. Since 2006 he has been working for Sweco Hydroprojekt a.s. where he currently holds the position of specialist in conceptual work and planning in water management.

Ing. Jana  Poórová, PhD.

 Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute


Ing. Jana Poórová, PhD., in 1985 she graduated from the Faculty of Civil Engineering Slovak University of Technology in the Department of hydraulic engineering and water management. Immediately after she joined the Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute in Bratislava, the Hydrology Division, where she works at present, since 2005, as its director. In 2007 she graduated PhD. study on water-resource balance. Dr.Poórová within SHMI leads hydrology, the State Water Management balance, she is responsible for the State Hydrological monitoring and statistical analysis of hydrological data, etc. She participates in the National Climate Programme of Slovak Republic. She is a member of the Slovak Committee for Hydrology IHP within UNESCO and hydrological adviser to the Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the WMO. She is a member of many international and national working groups dealing with water issue including implementation of EU Directives. She participates in the process of national water issue law making.

Mgr. Hana  Sezimová, Ph.D.

 University of Ostrava


Mgr. Hana Sezimová, Ph.D., has been an employee of the Department of Biology and Ecology at the Faculty of Science, University of Ostrava since 2007. In 1996-2007 she worked as a researcher in the Department of Biological Analysis and Biotechnology at TGM Water Research Institute, p.r.i. In 1996 she graduated with a Master's degree in Teaching general education subjects for secondary schools (chemistry-biology) at the Faculty of Science, University of Ostrava in Ostrava. In 2004, she completed the doctoral study program in Treatment at the University of Mining – Technical University of Ostrava. Her scientific activity is focused mainly on the detection of acute and chronic toxicity of environmental pollutants using indicator organisms and environmental monitoring using specific biomarkers.

Dr. Ing. Antonín  Tůma

 Morava River Basin, state enterprise


Dr. Ing. Antonín Tůma graduated from the Brno University of Technology in the field of water management and water construction, then continued his doctoral studies with a specialization in water protection. He is a long-term employee of Morava River Basin, state enterprise, and since 2006 he has been the Deputy General Manager in this organization. Dr. Ing. Tůma is a member of many professional organizations, eg he is the chairman of the Dyje Sub-Basin Plan Commission and the vice-chairman of the Crisis Technical Staff of the Morava River Basin, state enterprise. He is also the Czech representative on the editorial board of the Slovak water management magazine "Vodohospodárský spravodajca", director of 11 completed international projects in cross-border cooperation with the Slovak Republic and Austria, head of the Czech water management delegation at the WATEC Israel International Water Management Fair in 2009. He participated in many important professional water management lectures or conferences as chairman, lecturer or expert guarantor in the Czech Republic and abroad. He has completed countless training courses, managerial communication and presentation skills, is an examination commissioner and an authorized engineer.

Mgr. Lukáš  Záruba

 Ministry of the Environment


Mgr. Lukáš Záruba works as the director of the Department of Water Protection at the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic. He studied at the Faculty of Management of the University of Economics and subsequently graduated with a master's degree from the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague. He specializes in environmental law and environmental impact assessment. Since 2009 he has been working at the Ministry of the Environment. Until 2015, he worked in the Legislation Department, and subsequently became the Head of the SEA Department (Environmental Impact Assessment) until 2017, before joining the Director of the Water Protection Department. He was a member of a group of experts from EU member states, where he dealt with a project to support the Ministry of Environmental Protection in Ukraine for the implementation of the law on environmental audit. For example he also participate in a presentation of Czech practice concerning the application of SEA and EIA in connection with the assessment under the Water Framework Directive.

Ing. Marcela  Zrubková, Ph.D.

 Severomoravské vodovody a kanalizace Ostrava, a. s.


Ing. Marcela Zrubková, Ph.D., graduated from the master's and doctoral program of the Institute of Environmental Engineering at the Faculty of Mining and Geology at the University of Mining – Technical University of Ostrava, she defended her doctoral study in 2005. Since the end of 2001 she worked her way up to the head of the WWTP operation for the Frýdek-Místek and Karviná area, in which she has been working since 2016 until now.

Scientific board

prof. Ing. Martin  Hanel, Ph.D.

 TGM WRI, p.r.i.


Doc. Ing. Martin Hanel, Ph.D., graduated from the Faculty of Environmental Sciences of the Czech University of Life Sciences (Ph.D. in 2010). During his postgraduate study he stayed 2 years in the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI). Since 2006 he has been an employee of the Department of Hydrology of the TGM WRI and since 2009 assistent professor and since 2014 associate professor at the Department of Water Resources and Environmental Modelling of the Czech University of Life Sciences. He is interested in extreme value analysis, climate change impact assessment and uncertainty analysis. He authored a number of publications in peer reviewed journals, monographs, guidelines and software tools. He is a principal investigator of several national research and commercial projects.

prof. RNDr.  Bohumír  Janský, CSc.

 Charles University in Prague


Professor RNDr. Bohumír Janský, CSc., teaches hydrology in the Undergraduate study program of geography and geography teaching, in the field of environmental protection and in the bachelor program management of natural resources. He provides education in elective courses: oceanography, Latin America (lecture and seminar), management and protection of water and seminars of physical and regional geography for specialization Physical Geography and Geoecology. He regularly participates in the management of field exercises and excursions. He also leads many foreign field trips and expeditions. He is a trainer of bachelor, master and doctoral students in the daily and external study. He graduated from biology-geography at the Faculty of the Charles University in Prague. He continued his studies at the University and obtained the title RNDr. and later CSc. He received two national awards – from Peru and from the Czech Republic. He is a member for example of the Pan American Institute of Geography and History (Instituto Panamericano de Geografía e Historia, Mexico, D.C.), where is a representative for the Czech Republic with observer status. He has extensive publishing activities.

prof. Ing. Radka Kodešová, CSc.

 The Czech University of Life Sciences Prague


Prof. Ing. Radka Kodešová, CSc., is a professor of Soil Science with the Department of Soil Science and Soil Protection at the Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources of the Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague. She received a M.S. in Water Structure and Water Management and Ph.D. in Irrigation and Drainage from the Czech Technical University, Prague. She worked as a researcher at the Agriculture University in Wageningen, the Netherlands (1991) and Research Institute for Soil and Water Conservation in Prague (1992), a groundwater specialist at the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute in Prague (1993–1997), and a research associate at the University of South Carolina, USA (1997–1999). Her expertise is in experimental and numerical modeling of subsurface water flow, solute (pesticide, pharmaceuticals, etc.) and heat transport processes, analysis of temporal and spatial variability of soil properties, developing methods for estimating soil properties using magnetic susceptibility and soil spectra, soil structure analysis etc. She is an author or co-author of fifty articles in scientific journals registered on the Web of Science and many other papers in reviewed journals and conference proceedings.

RNDr. Petr Kubala

 Vltava River Basin, state enterprise


RNDr. Petr Kubala is employed as CEO of the Vltava River Basin, state enterprise. He studied Hydrogeology at the Faculty of Charles University in Prague. In 1987 he began working in the Water Research Institute as a professional assistant. For many years he worked as a researcher at the leading position. In 1995 he started work in the state enterprise Vltava River Basin. He is chairman of the Association of Water Management.

Ing.  Tomáš  Mičaník, Ph.D.

 TGM WRI, p.r.i.


Ing. Tomáš Mičaník graduated from the Pardubice University, Faculty of Chemical Technology, Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Macromolecular Materials. Accepting the position of lab technician (organic trace analysis) and investigator in various research projects, he joined T. G. Masaryk Water Research Institute, public research institution, Ostrava Branch, Laboratory of Hydrochemistry. He has been holding the position of Head of Water Quality Protection Department since 1997 focusing on the issues of dangerous substances in hydrosphere, as well as on methodology and legislation activities for water policy-making. During 2003–2008, he was engaged as a member of working groups at the International Commission for the Protection of the Odra River against Pollution with its seat in Wroclaw (Monitoring – Physically-Chemical Aspects, River Basin Management Plan). His current function is an investigator of research projects aimed at the determination and evaluation of emerging pollutant emissions into the aquatic environment. Furthermore, he participates in the preparation of methodologies for water status evaluation, as well as of implementing legislation and norms.

Ing. Michael  Trnka, CSc.

 Aquatis, a. s.


Ing. Michael Trnka, CSc., works as a branch manager in Prague at Aquatis, a. s., formerly Pöyry Environment. He graduated in hydraulic engineering and river basin management at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the Technical University in Prague. Additionally he obtained CSc. title in the branch of hydrotechnics at the Technical University in Prague in the frame of external aspirant study. He specializes primarily in the repair of dams, construction of fish ponds, small hydro power plants and lock chambers. Part of the professional life he engaged in investment activities and traffic control of a private company. He processed studies for individual projects, projects for planning and construction management, tender documentation and implementation documentation. For constructions in realization he carried supervision.