What is the Water Centre?

Solutions and responses to climate change need to be found in the near future. We are looking for answers to the basic question of whether we can provide enough quality water not only for human needs but also for our landscape.

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Research topics

The project is divided into seven areas of work. The eighth work package is focused on project management and promotion of the project in the general public, among government officials, associated water management companies and many stakeholders who care about the future of water.

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Flash Floods. Is It Possible to Protect against Torrential Rain Flooding?

Technical measures in the form of dams or walls would be incommensurately high, inconvenient, expensive and often unfeasible. The construction of mobile protection such as the one ready for instance in Prague is time-consuming and torrential floods do not give us this time. Elements of such mobile protection systems are not usable on mountain streams due to how small they are and they can thus be burst by trees and other heavy objects floating in the fast current.

Nomination of the Water Center project for the Thematic Annual Programming Action 2022 call


The Water Center project received notification of the nomination for the Thematic Annual Programming Action 2022 (TAP Action)  within the ERA-NET Cofund Aquatic Pollutants and with financial support from the Horizon 2020 program. TAP Action involves providers from four other EU countries - France, Spain, Ireland and Sweden. The project will focus on promoting mobility and sharing good practice, materials, data and results. International activities will be runnnig from January 2022 to December 2023.


Tomáš Urban, Director of the TGM WRI

The Water Centre research project was launched in the middle of last year under the leadership of the T. G. Masaryk Water Research Institute. What can be expected from this project and what are the ambitions of the project? – An interview with Mr. Tomáš Urban, director of the T. G. Masaryk Water Research Institute

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