Flood risk management – who can be responsible for flood damage?

How to reduce the damage caused by floods? Have we really been so uncomfortable with nature and not so respectful of its conveniences, and with our modifications have worsened the consequences of possible floods? Or did we even cause them? The recently broadcast program on the British BBC addressed Lenka Slavíková (FSE UJEP), who contributed to this debate with the content and results of the research she conducts within the LAND4FLOOD initiative.

As the chairwoman of the pan-European LAND4FLOOD initiative, Lenka Slavíková was approached by the British BBC and took part in Caze Graham’s radio report “Flooding Britain” (from 21:00 to 26:23). The article mainly talks about the fact that nature-based solutions are multifunctional. These are wetlands, ponds, loose small streams, borders, draws, manholes and much more. These measures slow down runoff in the catchment area and allow the landscape to better soak up and retain rainwater. It is therefore appropriate to consider them together with traditional technically oriented procedures. In addition, they also promote biodiversity, humidify and cool the air, and have valuable recreational functions close to cities.

The full text of the news in Czech

Doc. Ing. Lenka Slavíková, Ph.D.


Pan-European project COST at FSE UJEP
LAND4FLOOD project online webinar (COST)


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