The contribution about a precipitation episode follows up on already published news from 21st June 2021 about a torrential rain in Dolní Bojanovice (CZ version) after which great erosions manifested themselves. The measured values are one of the greatest ever recorded by current automatic rain gauges.
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.
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.
The current extensive floods in western Germany bring us to a logical comparison with floods that hit the Czech Republic in the recent couple of years. Let us make a comparison between the current floods in Germany with the tragic flooding of Novojičínsko in June 2009 and flooding of Liberecko in August 2010.