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.
From the world of water management
A hundred years of the work of the Forestry Kingdom on the Upper Elbe as a commemoration in the celebration of the great anniversary of the establishment of independent Czechoslovakia
For many it is the most beautiful dam in our country, with unique romantic elements on the crown. It is listed in the list of national cultural monuments of the Czech Republic under the somewhat special name of Vodní elektrárna – dam of the Kingdom of the Kingdom in Bílá Třemešná, although this is probably not a part of the hydropower plant itself.
Expert Seminar “Problems of Inspections of Waste Water Treatment Plants under Section 15a of the Water Act”
On September 11, 2018, under the auspices of the expert group Waste Waters – Cleanliness of Waters at ČVTVHS, z. s., and in cooperation with the Technical Group of the Czech Aquatic Association at the Czech Water Association, an accredited seminar focused on the revision of the 50 EO house-cleaning facilities.
The traditional meeting of the water management public, representatives of the state administration and self-government, which has already been known as the National Water Dialogue, took place from 18 to 19 May. September 2018. This year’s eighth continuation of the event brought two organizational changes.
For more than 60 years, the issue of the occurrence and behavior of radioactive substances in water has been dealt with in the Water Management Research Institute. With the observation of natural and artificial radionuclides in the hydrosphere, the team started under the guidance of Dr. Ing. Jaroslav Bulíček.
The paper presents the draft of the plan for drought and water scarcity in the Czech Republic. The plan is a basic document of drought protection. It serves to coordinate activities in a given area during drought and water shortages.
As part of the Drought project, a comprehensive monitoring of watercourses and land in their catchment areas was launched in the Czech Republic to assess the impact of the implementation of revitalization actions to protect against the effects of drought.
These and other questions were answered by experts who come into contact with drought and water shortages daily.
On the 30th of May, the Dry Period 2014–2017 seminar took place at the Novotného lávka in Prague: evaluations, impacts and measures organized by the Czech Scientific and Technical Water Management Company in cooperation with the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute and the TGM Water Research Institute.
TGM Water Research Institute, p. r. i., the Czech Nature Protection Agency, the Czech Fishing Union Council, the Czech Fisheries Union Council, and the local organization of the Czech Fishing Union Lysá n. Labem (MO ČRS Lysá n. Labem) together with the Expert Group – The Commission for Fish Transfers at the AOPK Czech Republic organized a second year of the World Fish Migration Day (WFMD), Fish Education Day for children, youth and the general public with the title “Where do the fish go?”
Past tests of nuclear weapons in the atmosphere, nuclear energy facilities and tritium of natural origin are main sources of tritium in the environment. Thanks to its presence in environment and its favourable properties, tritium is used as a radiotracer.
Significant adverse effects of measures for the use of heavily influenced water bodies: experiences and examples from abroad
In April 2018, an international workshop was held in Brussels to assess the significance of adverse impacts of planned measures for use or wider environment of heavily modified and artificial water bodies. This issue is related to the implementation of the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC and the harmonization of the level of good ecological potential among EU Member States.
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.
Traditional conference The Radionuclide and Ionizing Radiation Conference on Water Management took place on 24.–25. May. 4. 2018 at the Clarion Hotel in České Budějovice. Expert guarantor was Ing. E. Hanslík, CSc., (TGM WRI, p. r. i.) and organizational guarantor Ing. V. Bečvář, CSc. (ČVTVHS, z. s.).
On May 24, 2018 took place on Novotného lávka in Prague General Meeting of ČVTVHS, z. s.
Interview with the Director of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute Mgr. Mark Rieder on the subject of his long career in TGM WRI and his experience with water. What are his plans for the future?
Ohře is one of the rivers, which retained in part the original structure of the flow with the presence of shallower, more flowing sections with deeper pools and fountains. This is the reason why there are several protected animals in the Ohře, for which the well-known European locality (EVL) was declared on the river Ohře.
On March 21, 2018, a seminar on the assessment of surface water status for the period 2013–2015 was held at the Novotného lávka in Prague, under the auspices of the Waste Waters-Purity Waters Group. The event was organized by the Czech Science and Technology Water Management Company.
The oldest history of Peru is usually associated with the Inca Empire. It is true that during the reign of Inka Pachacuti, this was an empire that was unparalleled in the South American continent. When Pachacuti died in 1471, his empire was dragged over 3,800 km from Chile today to the south after Ecuador to the north, and partly to the territory of today’s Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia.
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.
In 2017, standard business continued, the company’s committee met ten times, the members of the audit committee always attended the meeting. The General Assembly was held on Nov. 24 on Novotny’s footbridge and was not elected. There were thirteen professional events planned in 2017.
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.
Within the Czech Television Documentary Cycle “Searching for Lost Time” (460 parts), a separate section (the so-called thematic ministry) “Vltava in Pictures” was also presented, which presented the longest river Vltava in the Czech Republic. The set of documentaries has a total of 86 parts (26 hours of broadcasting time) and systematically progresses from the source of the river to its confluence with Elbe in Mělník.
Regarding professional events in 2018, we may be at the moment cite several projects that will be refined over time (names, respectively orientation) and undoubtedly complement the other.
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.
The article provides basic information on the current state of drainage and sewage treatment in Moldova. These data are a summary of survey findings from individual localities (usually cities over 10 000 inhabitants) carried out within the framework of the Czech Republic’s foreign development cooperation project.
Discussed the issue of the possible use of transport Morava River and Thaya to Musov can be divided into two historically documented, relatively short time, the stages where you can find only minimal mutual respect.
Inland waterways in the 19th and 20th centuries became an equal partner in road and rail transport in all developed countries, particularly suitable for medium and long-distance freight.
The project “Submerged cultural and natural heritage of South Moravia“ was solved in the T. G. Masaryk Water Research Institute, p. r. i., in 2013–2016. Project DF13P01OVV012 was founded by the Programme of applied research and development of national and cultural identity (NAKI) supported by Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.
The construction of water dams fundamentally changes nature and landscape not only in the flooded areas but also out of them, including all structures and links and leading to habitat loss. Three characteristically different South Moravian water reservoirs – the Vranov Dam, the Brno Dam and system of water reservoirs of Nové Mlýny have been studied in the project “Submerged cultural and natural heritage of South Moravia” (DF13P01OVV012) supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.
One of the fundamental branches of landscape ecology is the assessment of changes in a landscape through comparisons of its state (usage) at different points in time. This typically employs maps, photographs, and aerial and satellite photography.
This paper deals impacts of building of water reservoirs on land use changes in floodplains and adjacent areas of three reservoirs in southern Moravia – Nové Mlýny, Vranov, Brno. To monitor the development of land use the old topographic maps were used.
Construction of the Vranov and Brno Dam and the system of water reservoirs of Nové Mlýny and the demise of Bítov, Kníničky and Mušov
The ever-increasing number of floods in the lower reaches of the Dyje and Svratka caused the need to adjust their flows. In the 20th century was the need for dams to be built. The landscape allowed their construction near Vranov at Dyje and Kníničky at Svratka.
The period deals with the long development period, which later flooded the municipalities in accordance with the development of the Moravian countryside from the early modern period to the beginnings of the formation of civil society, the life of the inhabitants influenced the serfdom, the subservience, the robot work and the supremacy of the owners of the estate.
All three flooded areas lied in a different natural environment that shaped their fates. Archaeological sources have irreplaceable significance for understanding the changes in settlements. If no archaeological research was carried out before the construction of the Vranov Dam and the Brno Dam and we only depend on the findings from the surroundings, so before the construction of the dam on Dyje, the flooded area was systematically and archeologically investigated.
How construction of water reservoirs in South Moravia affected communities of aquatic and wetland plants
Within the project “Submerged cultural and natural heritage of South Moravia” a large amount of data was collected on the composition of aquatic and marsh plant communities in the Svratka and Dyje/Thaya Rivers before building reservoirs on these rivers.
History and present of water management in the area and catchment areas of Vranov Dam and Brno Dam and water work Nové Mlýny
When considering the development of water management and changes in the natural environment in the catchment area of the monitored water works, it is obvious that the most fundamental changes occurred on the areas directly flooded by the dam water, however the impact of the water management works is considerably larger.
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.
Testing laboratory is responsible for the sampling for the purposes of the Water Act, the Water Supply and Sewerage Act and the Public Health Protection Act. Requirements for the qualification and further training of samplers are defined by the laboratory in its controlled documentation, while in the case of water sampling; the new minimum requirements are set in the standard ČSN EN ISO 5667-14.