Emeritus Professor Pavel Novak was speaking in Czech Television document about Vltava's Dam Cascade and their effect on flood flows (link to document of Czech Television, in czech language)
Novak is an emeritus professor of civil and hydraulic engineering at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, in the United Kingdom. He has published more than 100 publications, including the five-volume work Developments in Hydraulic Engineering and the book Hydraulic Structures.He has also made important contributions in hydraulic structures research. His research has focused on physical modeling, open channel flow, sediment transport, river training, the hydraulics of dams, and oxygen transfer at structures. His consulting work encompasses spillway designs, water supply works, flood control and drainage schemes, sediment control, and river training.
Link to his last publication: Novak, P., Moffat, A.I.B., Nalluri, C., Narayanan R. (2007): Hydraulic Structures, Fourth Edition. Taylor & Francis Ltd. 700 p.