Publications

On the Road to Stormwater Management V.

[01-09-2012] In the Czech Republic, the statutory requirements for rain water are currently created only partially and there is a lack of technical oversight. Seemingly there is no reason why not to apply the principles of HDV at least generally within the specified range and quality. Unfortunately it is not the case. Inertia of habits and misunderstandings of the nature of HDV by all parties invested in the project, including the creators of the concept, urban drainage areas are often the source of bad to dangerous solutions, with the consequences for the new owners of the property and also for whole society, and it will be a long and expensive deal. Remaining in this situation is unnecessary and stupid. The author wants to help to change this situation by analysis of the most serious problems.

On the Road to Stormwater Management IV.

[01-12-2010] The paper summarizes knowledge gained during the implementation of stormwater management (SWM) concept in the Czech Republic. It presents a brief analysis of an environment into which SWM principles are implemented. Apart from evident positive features, the practical application of SWM principles also brings many changes and new rules which must be obeyed when designing a drainage solution. Misinterpretation, simplification and compromise solutions within SWM might cause system failures and give rise to low-quality directives. The article also describes common practice in investment building from the water manager’s perspective, and an outline of a possible strategy.

Drainage area study of the city of Hradec Kralove

[04-10-2010] The Drainage Area Study of city of Hradec Kralove is project, which going to be finished during year 2011. The project area covers not only the city of Hradec Kralove itself, but it includes the basin of small rivers and creeks flowing through the city as a part of urban drainage system. Main project task is focused to the assessment of the future condition of the storm water management in accordance with the sustainable development principles. One of the project goals is development and implementation of Best Management Practices for application of storm water management into the City‘s Development Plan as its integral part.

Analysis of SWM potential in the City of Hradec Kralove

[16-03-2010] The paper aims to introduce the approach and methodology of Storm Water Management (SWM) applied in frame of the project Drainage Areas Study of City of Hradec Kralove. The project is the middle of its execution, but there are some results, which can be presented now. Paper is focused on criteria used for analyses of potential application of the SWM principles in existing drainage area. Based on these criteria a field survey was executed. Both examples of the field survey results as well as their application planned in next phase of the project are presented in the paper.

A no-drainer?

[01-03-2010] JV PROJEKT VH s.r.o's Jiri Vitek highlights the lack of Czech Republic PPPs in environmentally-friendly urban drainage. Stormwater management is a modern method of draining urban areas, which easily adapts to the current climate and the degree of urbanisation. The existing conventional drainage method of stormwater being discharged directly into the sewer system or water body no longer constitutes satisfactory practice and is at odds with sustainable development.

On the Road to Stormwater Management III.

[01-10-2009] This lecture is concerned with stormwater management (SWM) and constitutes a part of a lecture cycle called On the Road to Stormwater Management. The process of SWM introduction into society ought to be concluded with the institutionalization of SWM principles. As the Czech Republic is at the outset of this process, the author, with respect to his experience, seek to inform of the basic impediments which make the implementation of SWM principles difficult. This paper aims to describe two basic preconditions of SWM implementation – a) related legislation on state level and b) regulations in town planning schemes – both on examples from Germany and Czech Republic.

SWM implementation through PPP projects

[01-09-2009] The conversion of land to urban areas has - from the water management perspective - reached its limits. Conventional drainage systems are no longer able to deliver satisfactory outcomes and in view of sustainability principles prove to be inadequate. Due to the extensive surface sealing, municipalities struggle with insufficiency of their drainage systems, which results in frequent flooding and an ever-increasing pollution load of water bodies. Changing climate in the form of extreme torrential rains worsens the condition.

On the Road to Stormwater Management II.

[05-05-2009] This lecture is concerned with stormwater management (SWM) and constitutes a part of a lecture cycle called On the Road to Stormwater Management. In order to address issues related to architecture and urban planning, a water manager (J. Vítek) joined forces with an acclaimed professor of architecture at Brno University of Technology (P. Pelčák). The process of SWM introduction into society ought to be concluded with the institutionalization of SWM principles. As the Czech Republic is at the outset of this process, the authors, with respect to their experience, seek to inform of the basic impediments which make the implementation of SWM principles difficult rather than to attempt to lay down rules, requirements and solutions.

On the Road to Stormwater Management I.

[10-03-2009] The open-ended course of lectures On the Road to Stormwater Management will reflect on the current situation, future potential and possibilities within SWM implementation in the Czech Republic. The purpose of this cycle is to inform economically and culturally developed countries of the current condition of SWM in the Czech Republic, and of the direction it takes. The first lecture deals with ordinance No. 501/2006 Sb. which is the only one in this country to prescribe SWM implementation in new developments. The reason for focusing on the ordinance in the first lecture is its unsatisfactory wording, and the upcoming amendment containing even more unsatisfactory modifications. The author has been asked to give a critical comment on the amendment, the comment now being presented in the lecture. It is the view of the author that the proposed modifications do not correspond to the current state of the art and do not follow the principles of sustainable development.

The road from the disposal of rain water to SWM practices in our cities and towns

[02-10-2008] A new conception of storm water management (SWM) is required by the Czech legislation. Principles of the new conception were elaborated in the project submitted by the Ministry of Agriculture to the Urban Drainage expert group of the Association of Waste Water Treatment Experts of the Czech Republic. This paper describes the present situation in SWM in the Czech Republic and foreign experience on the example of Gemany and Switzerland.

SWM within the framework of General Public Sewer System Plan in the City of Hranice

[17-09-2008] The focus of the General Public Sewer System Plan in the City of Hranice is not the assessment of the conventional drainage, but the assessment of the future condition in accordance with the sustainable development principles. Following the given systemic rules, a background analysis has been worked out, the area potential has been determined, a mathematic model has been developed including continuous runoff simulation through the decentralized drainage system and new rules for this type of drainage have been integrated into the City‘s General Development Plan. What is the significance of such a general public plan for the city management? What is necessary to do in order to use it properly and effectively?

JV PROJEKT VH s.r.o.

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