Interview with JUDr. Vratislav Janda, Nestlé’s Director of Corporate Affairs for the Czech Republic on waste, water consumption and environmental sustainability.
From the world of water management
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.
According to the family’s announcement, a long-term employee of the Brno Branch of VÚV TGM died on 13 February 2020, whose lifelong work in the field of water management culminated in ten years of activity as the General Director of the Morava River Basin District.
Social-economic and safety risks in area are one of the main topics in these days, which in the long term affect the stability of local societies. For identification of these risks, we can use modern technology of data collection based on the analysis of illicit substances in city wastewater, as the cities are a high-risk areas from the social perspective in the Czech Republic.
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.
An overview and information on professional events organized by Czech Scientific and Technical Water Management Society in 2020 brings this article.
On 23 January 2020, a long-term employee of the T. G. Masaryk Water Research Institute, p.r.i., prof. Ing. Pavel Gabriel, DrSc., Dr. h. c. passes away.
Ponds have been mentioned very often in recent years in connection with the prevention of negative consequences of drought. They are cited as one of a wide range of measures.
Interview with the director of the Secondary Fishing School in Vodňany Ing. Karel Dubský on the topic of fish farming, anniversary of the secondary fishing school and much more.
On January 13, 2020, Mgr. Josef Smrťák, long-time editor of VTEI magazine, passed away.
On the twenty-fourth of November, at the end of last year, Ing. Pavel Horák, CSc., who worked at our research institute at the Brno branch for almost forty years, died.
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 RNDr. Eva Kočková, a long-time employee of T. G. Masaryk Water Research Institute in the field of hydrochemistry and evaluation of water quality
“Water” as an irreplaceable natural source of life has accompanied you throughout your professional career, which you started right after graduating in 1954 at the Masaryk University in Brno in organic chemistry…
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.
Dear readers, in this issue of our journal we bring you an interview with Petr Marvan, our leading diatom expert and former employee of the TGM Water Research Institute, p.r.i., , who celebrated his 90th birthday on 29 April this year.
Contribution to the history of research of wastewater treatment technologies in the Water Research Institute
In the past, research on water purification technologies was carried out according to a different key than now. In addition to achieving the highest possible cleaning effect, the aim was also to reduce costs, simplify construction processes and often bypass the ignorance of know-how in operating abroad technologies.
In 1990, WRI TGM was a budgetary organization, ie the “organizational component of the state” in its current concept. The name of the institute has already the name of its founder, T. G. Masaryk, which was missing since the fifties in the former founding charter of this institution…
In 1989, Prague units organizational and dislocation structure of the Water Research Institute (WRI) was rather rugged. It consisted of the traditional components of water management research, referred to collectively as section 20 located in Podbaba, and an experimental group dealing with wastewater treatment in Papírenská Street.
Ing. Miroslav Kněžek, CSc., who worked at the TGM Water Research Institute, p.r.i., for almost four decades and who has contributed significantly to that the TGM WRI is respected authority in the field of hydrology and hydrogeology.
On Tuesday, October 24, 2019, the annual celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the State Institute of Hydrology, today’s T. G. Masaryk Water Research Institute, culminated.
In the monumental hydraulic hall of the TGM Water Research Institute, p.r.i., in Prague in Podbaba, the fifth musical intervention for the regular siren rehearsal was performed as part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of its foundation.
Interview with Ing. Jan Uhlík, Ph.D., hydrogeologist at PROGEO, s. r. o., on the topic of low precipitation, warming and climate.
Evaporation from the free surface is one of the basic elements of the hydrological balance. Its average value has been changing over the years due to the progressive climate change, as is the case with other elements of the hydrological balance.
The INSPIRE Directive is a term that has been declining in the last decade in connection with spatially localized data, so-called geodata, including hydrological data. The full title of the European Parliament and Council Directive of 14 March 2007 establishing an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE) primarily addresses the availability, quality, organization, access and sharing of spatial information.
On May 22, 2019, TGM Water Research Institute, p.r.i., organized a workshop on Water Footprint. The expert guarantor was Ing. Libor Ansorge, Ph.D. The workshop was attended by nine domestic and foreign experts dealing with water footprint assessment (WF).
On June 20, 2019, the premises of the TGM Water Research Institute on the occasion of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of its foundation, were opened to the general public as part of the Open Day, both at the Prague and at the Brno and Ostrava branches.
Interview with Ole Frijs-Madsen, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark to the Czech Republic on the subject of drinking water, water prices in Denmark and much more.
Biochar has a wide range of applications in the field of water technology, not only as part of the technological solution for water purification and treatment, but also as a material produced from waste products of this technology. In the article we consider the perspective of this application and the possibility and need for its research.
On March 28, 2019, the Czech Science and Technology Water Management Society and the Czech Limnological Society held a discussion forum on Novotný lávka in Prague, the topic of which was “Water Management in the Landscape”.
The Water Research Institute of T. G. Masaryk, p.r.i., on behalf of its director, Ing. Tomáš Urban and the author of the exhibition RNDr. Tomáš Hrdinka, Ph.D., allows us to cordially invite you to a traveling exhibition on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the foundation of our institution.
On May 22, 2019 Water Research Institute TG Masaryk v. V. I., In Prague organized a workshop complex domestic and foreign experts dealing with the issue of assessing the water footprint.
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.
In June 2019 on the Danube Day will start the biggest international river expedition of the year Joint Danube Survey 4 (JDS4). Joint Danube Surveys are organised by Secretariat of the the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) Three Joint Danube Surveys were previously conducted in 2001, 2007, and 2013.
Climate change in dryas and at the beginning of the Holocene – rise in ocean levels and its impact on the migration of civilizations in the Middle East and the Indian Ocean
Today’s history or archeology is nowadays a highly developed field that that has long since surpassed during the twentieth century, its original, rather humanities, focus – at a deeper acquaintance with a number of published articles or monographs, however, you can find a deficit in relation to the relatively recent findings from climate change history.
Czech-Danish Water Days 2019 contributed to the development of further cooperation between Czech and Danish institutions and companies. Nine Danish companies, along with a representative of the Danish Water Technology Group, bringing together more than 600 Danish companies offering water management solutions, attended these days from 18 to 20 March.
On 18.–20. March 2019 the Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark organizes Czech-Danish Water Days 2019. The aim is to open a dialogue between the Czech and Danish actors on reducing the consumption of water and other water management challenges in industrial production, but also in the public sector.
Ponds shape the landscape in many places in the Czech Republic, and in some areas they are even the dominant landscape element. The most famous current fishpond area is undoubtedly Třeboňsko, but we can find other important systems.
The Ponds Conference is traditionally held in June and is organized as a two-day event with evening informal sitting planned for the first evening. The first day focuses on the overall issue of ponds and provides a wide range of views on these important landscape features.
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.