Why land matters for flood risk management? Because the quality of soil affects floods (and droughts)? Because land is in someone’s ownership?
Watch the interview video of the LAND4FLOOD COST Action addressing these questions.
The special issue of the Journal of Flood Risk Management 1/2018 Land for Flood Risk Management: A catchment-wide and multi-level perspective has been published.
Jiřina Jílková served as its co-editor. Together with Jan Macháč and Lenka Slavíkova, two papers co-authored by IEEP members are included in the special issue.
Impact Factor of the journal is 3.121 (being in Q1 of Water Resources).
In January – February 2018, the winter part of the bilateral Czech-Austrian course Energy & Society was organized in Prague in cooperation with Czech Technical University and University of Economics.
The 13th year was inspired with the interactive form of teaching using experimental desing and discussions. Students visited small water power plant in Mirejovice and the coal power plant in Melnik.
The second part of the course will be held during summer in Vienna. In the meantime, bilateral Czech-Austrian teams develop common theses and looking forward to their second meeting.
Together with the Department of Regional Development and Public Administration and the Department of Geography, the IEEP organizes the international conference Social And Economic Development & Regional Policy: Adaptation Of Post-Industrial Society To Global Changes. The conference is under the supervission of the Regional Studies Association.
Conference dates: 27th – 28th June 2018. Abstract submission until: 31st March 2018. More info: here.
On 9 – 10th November 2017, IEEP organized first large MC meeting of the COST Action LAND4FLOOD. There were participants from 28 European countries, having prof. James Nickum from IWRA as a special guest. One of the meeting goals was the development of a Policy Brief with the key topic of the project (why land matters for the flood risk management).
From October 2017, the IEEP investigates methods for the economic evaluation of green and blue infrastructure in urban areas. Read more about the project here.
The IEEP work has been notices by the local “UJEP stories” portal (article only in Czech).
On Tuesday 7th November 2017, at FSE UJEP the Australian professor John Sheehan (University of Technology, Sydney) gave the public lecture called: Innovative Instruments of the Land Governance: Transferable Development Rights in Australia.