Interaction of hydraulic structures and the environment

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142XIVD Z 1 1P+1C Czech
Garant předmětu:
Milan Zukal
Petra Nešvarová Chvojková, Milan Zukal
Petra Nešvarová Chvojková, Milan Zukal
Department of Hydraulic Structures

The subject of the study is focused to the relation among hydraulic structures - weirs, dams, navigation structures and hydropower plants - and the environment. Students get further acquainted about the problems of the analysis of hydraulic structures to the environment and about possibilities to eliminate or reduce adverse impacts (with the help of practical examples).


active participation in teaching, previous studies

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Introduction to the subject

2.Charter of reservoirs, dams and the environment

3. Ecology, environmental problems

4.Activities of the International Commission on Dams in the field of Environment

5.International Dam Congress in Madrid 1973

6.International Dam Congress in Vienna 1991

7.International Dam Congress in Durban 1994

8.International Dam Congress in Beijing 2000

9.International Dam Congress in Marseille 2022

10.Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process

11.UN activities in the field of E&E - Part 1 (Kyoto Protocol, Agenda 21)

12.UN activities in the field of environment and GHG - Part 2 (Millennium Development Goals, Rio+20)

13. time reserve

Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Issues of interaction between VH and RU - discussion

2.History and development of the perspective on environmental protection

3. Ecology, ecological problems

4.Discussion on the latest news from the International Dam Commission

5.The Great Aswan Dam on the Nile in Egypt

6.The Ridracoli hydroelectric dam on the Bidente River in Italy

7.Nové Mlýny waterworks on the Dyje river in the Czech Republic

8.Three Gorges Waterworks on the Yangtze River in China

9.Elbe-Oder-Danube Canal (history, present, future)

10.EIA Project Case Study - Part 1

11.EIA Project Case Study - Part 2

12. time reserve

13. credit week

Study Objective:

To familiarize students with the historical development, current developments and future outlook in the field of interaction of water structures, especially dams, with the environment.

Study materials:

- PATERA, A. Nádrže a vodohospodářské soustavy 20: Malá antologie environmentálních textů ve vodním hospodářství. 1. vyd. Praha : ČVUT, 1992, 243 s.

- Bulletins of ICOLD

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