Geografie 2003, 108, 1-13

Geoecological aspects of flood damages mitigation

Jaromír Kolejka

Katedra geografie, Pedagogická fakulta MU, Poříčí 7, 626 00 Brno, Czechia

The flood damages caused recently in the Czech Republic require additional measures both on rivers and in catchment areas. Cities and towns are especially interested in the protection because of their high vulnerability. Ecological (land use) and technical (reservoirs) measures are being planned in catchments to keep water in the landscape safe. The flood plain segmentation into sectors with different protective values and move of technical measures from rivers close to valuable objects and areas represent the vision of flood control downstream the rivers.