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.
From the world of water management
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.
Information about the ČVTVHS seminar The current problems of small water reservoirs and protective dams on the streams
The issue of construction, operation and repairs of small water reservoirs (including dry tanks) and flood protection dams is constantly updated in our country, regardless of the current hydrological conditions, ie not only for the extreme periods of floods and droughts of recent years.
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.
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.