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Using GIS in the flood management – flood maps (Troubky, Czech Republic)



Year of publication 2014
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Geographia Technica
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Field Earth magnetism, geography
Keywords Flood maps; Flood protection; GIS; Risk communication; Troubky
Description Floods are the most threatening natural phenomenon in the Czech Republic. Intensive floods in 1997 and 2002 called attention to insufficient solution of flood problem in the Czech Republic. Gradually, there appear changes in the conception of flood protection. It should not be focused only on technical measures as greater emphasis is now laid on multicriterial evaluation of floods. The inhabitants of endangered areas should be the main factors in flood protection. In order to involve them in the flood management process, it is necessary to inform them suitably about flood hazard and risks. Flood hazard maps and flood risk maps should be one of the fundamental instruments for the public. The contribution deals with the evaluation of their strong and weak points. The municipality of Troubky was selected as a model area for the application of the methodology of T. G. Masaryk Water Research Institute which is used for the flood hazard and risk mapping in the Czech Republic. The municipality was most severely affected by the flood in 1997, however, up to now there is no sufficient flood protection there. Created maps were subsequently discussed with local authorities and after suitable methodology changes they serve as a basis for local flood management.
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