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Závlahové stavby – opomíjená součást kulturního dědictví

Title in English Irrigation Facilities – a Neglected Part of Cultural Heritage


Year of publication 2022
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Studia Historica Nitriensia
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords Irrigation; History of the Industry; the Czech Lands; Typology; Ratibořice; Malá Haná; Krhovice – Hevlín; Uherčice; Cultural Heritage
Description Irrigation facilities represent one of the segments of water management. The need for water distribution to the landscape has a long tradition and specific irrigation projects can be assessed not only in terms of technological development of the company but also changes in its approach to water management in the landscape in general. Sophisticated systems of local and supraregional dimensions, which often combine several functions (irrigation, flood control, land reclamation), are an integral part of cultural (industrial) heritage. The development of irrigation was strongly influenced by the turbulent 20th century, at the end of which they found themselves outside the field of view of society. Currently, the current problem of drought and a fundamental change in the perception of the role of water in the landscape have revived interest in this phenomenon. In the study, historians and water managers offer an interdisciplinary documentation and reconstruction on the example of several important historical irrigation sites of various types in the Czech Republic, also from the perspective of potential cultural heritage protection.
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