He has been Director of TGM WRI for a year. How does he evaluate this first year and what has he already managed to change for the better in our Institute? How does he remember his twenty years at the Institute as regular employee? And what are his plans and goals for the future regarding the direction of TGM WRI? „I would like to continue fulfilling my vision of creating a recognized and functioning institute of national and European importance as a research base for the field of water management with such a working culture and environment that it would be a target and prestigious workplace for quality and satisfied experts willing to actively cooperate,“ says the Director of our Institute, and newly also the president of the International Commission for the Protection of the Elbe, Ing. Tomá Fojtík.
Today, one individual cannot quickly mitigate the current impact of climate change that the entire world is facing by changing their behaviour. However, the promotion and spread of education is one of the main keys to making positive changes in a significant part of the population. In an interview for VTEI, the Czech representative in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), climatologist RNDr. Radim Tolasz, Ph.D., from the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI), describes further steps to mitigate the effects of climate change or, for example, his own first professional experience after 1980.
Interview with Dr. rer. nat. Slavomír Vosika, Head of the Secretariat of the International Commission for the Protection of the Elbe River in Magdeburg
Interview with Dr. rer. nat. Slavomír Vosika about his activities in office of Head of the Secretariat of the International Commission for the Protection of the Elbe River in Magdeburg.
The Minister of the Environment wants to give people the opportunity to live in harmony with nature, and by that he does not mean just planting trees on city streets. Why does Petr Hladík call the Ministry of the Environment the Ministry of the Future? The use of rainwater, solar panels, and deposit PET bottles no longer have to represent an excessively progressive approach, but a standard for returning to our planet at least the minimum of what we take from it. Grey water subsidies? Why should we want it and what will we actually benefit from it? The new Minister of the Environment, Petr Hladík (KDU-ČSL), answers these questions for VTEI journal.
The idea of interviewing artificial intelligence was brought to us by an article from a completely different field than our water management. However, we also had the idea to test the current level of artificial intelligence on topics that are close to our field. Based on examples of questions and generated answers, you can judge for yourself how useful this tool is in water management. The structure of the questions is built from the simplest to the most complicated in the form of comments on the results of forecasting models, or the effectiveness and efficiency of legal regulations and directives. ChatGPT was chosen for communication. However, if one does not try this tool, one has no idea what it is; it is then up to you to assess the interview itself.
Michal Broža was born on 13 May 1965 in Sušice. He graduated from Charles University in Prague and also studied at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Since 1995, he has worked at the UN in various positions. Since 2004, he has been the head of the UN Information Centre in Prague. He participated in missions in Africa and working stays in the former Yugoslavia and the Middle East. He also
worked as a World Bank consultant and researcher in the private sector. He specializes in UN issues, communication of global risks and megatrends. He is the author and co-author of publications and articles related to these areas, and he also gives lectures.
Interview with Ing. arch. Eva Dvořáková and Ing. arch. Tereza Bartošíková, Ph.D., about protection of technical and industrial cultural heritage in the Czech and Slovak Republik
As part of the December issue of VTEI, which is entirely devoted to the topic of technical and industrial cultural heritage and the “Programme of applied research and development of national and cultural identity (NAKI II)” of the Ministry of Culture, we asked for an interview with two specialists in this field, Ing. arch. Eva Dvořáková from the National Heritage Institute (Národní památkový ústav, NPÚ) and Ing. arch. Tereza Bartošíková, Ph.D., from the Monuments Board of the Slovak Republic (Pamiatkový úrad Slovenskej republiky, PÚ SR).
Interview with Ing. Miroslav Olmer, one of the founders of groundwater zoning in the Czech Republic.
Interview with Ing. Eva Juranová, head of the Department of Analysis and Assessment of Environmental Components at TGM WRI
This article is available in Czech only. For translation or more information on this topic, please contact author. Paní inženýrko, ve svém výzkumu se zaměřujete především na problematiku radioaktivity v životním prostředí. Bylo toto téma již od počátku v centru vaší badatelské pozornosti? Ano, dá se to tak říct. Ve VÚV TGM jsem jako čerstvý absolvent začínala… Read more »
Mr. Havel, at our last meeting, you said you started out as a drummer in a big beat band and you also wrote lyrics. How long is the journey from music to water manage-ment and environmental protection? It is, of course, a long journey and has been lined with a number of unrepeatable coincidences and… Read more »
Interview with Mrs. Heide Jekel, President of the International Commission for the Protection of the Elbe
The day you receive this issue of VTEI magazine, it rarely coincides with the date of the Magdeburg Seminar, organized by the International Commission for the Protection of the Elbe (ICPOL). We therefore take this opportunity to bring you a brief interview with the current President of this Commission, Mrs. Heide Jekel. You can find her biographical profile under the interview.
Microorganisms are a very important and admirable part of the living nature system. Their importance is associated mainly with the impact on human health, ie with medical microbiology. On the topic of an interview with microbiology microbiologist RNDr. Dana Baudišová, Ph.D.
Interview with prof. Dr. Ing. Jiří Maryška, CSc., an expert in the field of nanomaterials, on the topic of using nanomaterials technology in wastewater treatment.
Interview with TGM WRI employees who came from abroad and decided to build their careers in the Czech Republic. The interview brings differences between study and employment abroad and in the Czech Republic in the field of water management.
Interview with RNDr. Hana Mlejnková, Ph.D., on the topic of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater, if is it possible to become infected from wastewater and will monitoring continue?
Interview with JUDr. Vratislav Janda, Nestlé’s Director of Corporate Affairs for the Czech Republic on waste, water consumption and environmental sustainability.
Interview with RNDr. Marek Liška, Ph.D., Head of the Laboratory Department of the Vltava River Basin on the topic of water quality, micropollutants and other interesting points.
Interview with Ing. Jan Uhlík, Ph.D., hydrogeologist at PROGEO, s. r. o., on the topic of low precipitation, warming and climate.
Interview with Ing. Tomáš Urban, Director of the TGM Water Research Institute, p.r.i., on his position as Director of the Water Research Institute, the National Drought Coalition and much more.
Interview with the hydrobiologist RNDr. Jindřich Duras, Ph.D., Chairman of the Czech Phosphor Platform, s., Member of the Committee of the Czech Limnological Society.
Interview with prominent Czech hydrotechnician prof. Ing. Vojtěch Brož, DrSc., about his career in the field of water management, his view on contemporary water works and their creation, etc.
These and other questions were answered by experts who come into contact with drought and water shortages daily.
Interview with the hydrobiologist RNDr. Zdeňka Žáková, CSc. on the topic of her long-term practice, natural sewage treatment plant and Flooded cultural and natural heritage of South Moravia project.
Interview with the Director of the Expert Institute of Health and Safety RNDr. Mgr. Petr A. Skřehot, Ph.D.
ZÚBOZ, z. ú., is an independent institution that focuses on expert, scientific, research and educational activities in the field of occupational safety, ergonomics, fire protection, prevention of accidents and work hygiene including radiation, security engineering and risk management.
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 interview deals with the analysis of the current situation in the area of water protection zones often discussed today. The questions are answered by experts Ing. Jiří Novák of Vodárenská akciová společnost, a. s., Brno and Ing. Petra Oppeltová, Ph.D., from the Mendel University in Brno.
Interview with doc. Ing. Antonín Buček, Ph.D., czech landscape ecologist, on the topic of the project and published book Flooded the cultural and natural heritage of South Moravia.
Interview with Ing. Jiří Hůlka, Deputy of the National Radiation Protection Institute, p.r.i., in the field of research and development
Interview with deputy research and development Ing. Jiří Hůlka of the National Radiation Protection Institute, which is a public research institution since 2011, when it was established by the decision of the chairman of the State Office for Nuclear Safety. The interview deals with radiation protection and public research institutions and their issues.
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.
Interview with a head of the Department of Irrigation and Landscape Engineering at the Faculty of Civil Engineering doc. Dr. Ing. Tomáš Dostál
Interview with a head of the Department of Irrigation and Landscape Engineering at the Faculty of Civil Engineering doc. Dr. Ing. By Tomáš Dostál on the topic of universities and recruitment of students, floods and droughts.
Interview with director of SOVAK ČR Ing. Oldřich Vlasák on the theme of water law, separation of powers and the OPE.
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.
Interview with Minister of Agriculture Ing. Marian Jurečka on the topic of drought and water management planning.
Interview with general director of Povodí Vltavy the state enterprise RNDr. Petr Kubala.
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.
Interview with Ing. Jan Kříž, Deputy Minister of the Environment, on the topic of Operational Programme Environment.
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.