Thursday, 5 November 2015

START – Danube Region Project Fund - new project was received

Within the program START – Danube Region Project Fund (see link), Quantification of morphological changes in river channels and its impact on flood risk (MORCHFLOOD - PA 05 Environmental Risks) project was received. Members of Czech-Rivers research group, namely assistant professors Mgr. Stanislav Ruman, RNDr. Václav Škarpich, Ph.D. and RNDr. Tomáš Galia, Ph.D. from Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology are lead partners of project.

Other project partners (i) Department of Physical geography and Geoecology (Commenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia) and (ii) Department of Physical Geography, Geomorphology and Natural Hazards (Slovak Academy of Science) are involved in this project.

The main aim of the project will be focused to quantification of changes in river morphology and its connection with flood risk in detail. This target will be implemented through field works (surveys) which will take place in selected parts of Bečva and Topl'a Rivers, where morphological changes and flood risk is present. Final outputs will be summarised in the Study. Target of second activity is to bring the outputs to practice, when two workshops will be organized. Target groups for both workshops are Water Authorities and Municipalities occurring in selected river basins and all persons concerned in this phenomena.

Project is part-financed by the European Union.

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