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Socio-economic Analysis of the Territories Chosen for the Future Accumulation of Surface Water

How could socioeconomic indicators influence the decision-making about the appropriateness of the regulation limiting the development of municipalities because of possible future dam construction?

The regulation limiting the development of municipalities is applied at places that are about to be flooded in future because of possible dam construction. The question is how many of such places should be regulated and how to communicate the regulation with affected inhabitants in (usually small) municipalities.
The goal of the study developed for the Czech Ministry of Agriculture was to create the comprehensive database of socioeconomic indicators for affected municipalities, to verify into what extent the existing regulation truly affects the municipal development and to propose the methodology how to proceed with the evaluation of particular places (in order to reduce their list in future).

Funding Agency: Czech Ministry of Agriculture
Duration: 2007
Contact Person: Lenka Slavíková, e-mail:,
Researchers:  Jiřina Jílková, Viktor Květoň, Lenka Slavíková


EcoEval: Economic Development Based on the Environmental Evaluation in the German–Czech Border Region

Into what extent the ecological quality and aesthetical beauty of rivers affects the tourism potential?

High quality of natural resources (together with their aesthetical beauty) affects the potential of the nature-based tourism in the region. This linkage, however, is difficult to capture by numbers. The goal of the Czech-German cross border project is to evaluate the aesthetical beauty of rivers (with the use of the case study of a lido development in Pirna and Decin) and to support the development effort of municipalities.

Funding Agency: INTERREG IIIA
Duration: 2/2007–7/2008
Contact Person: Lenka Slavíková, e-mail:,
Researchers: Robert Holländer, Zuzana Khendriche Trhlínová, Hana Švejdarová, Andreas Bohne, Linda Kochmann, Jan Slavík, Lenka Slavíková
In Cooperation with: University of Leipzig
Downloads: Presentation:
Holländer, Robert: Economic Evaluation in EU Water Framework Directive (pdf)
Khendriche Trhlínová, Zuzana: Economics of tourism (pdf)
Švejdarová, Hana: The Economic Value of the Cultural Landscape: How to Evaluate the Non-production Services of a Territory (pdf)
Use of Results: Development of databases, case studies and bilateral teaching courses.


Municipal Consensus Building in Flash Flood Mangement

Research on initiatives, measures and problems faced by Mayors of small municipalities being regularly affected by flash floods.

In the Czech Republic numerous projects have been dealing with disastrous flooding occurred in 1997, 2002 or 2006. The problem of flash floods that annually hits more than 60 places is under investigated. The goal of the research project is to investigate and compare strategies of small Czech villages to cope with flash floods and to promote the information sharing in this matter.

Funding Agency: Czech Grant Agency
Duration: 1/2005–12/2006
Contact Person: Lenka Slavíková, e-mail:,
Researchers: Lenka Slavíková, Jiřina Jílková, Pavel Hromádka

Damages Caused by Natural Disasters

Economic analysis of flood damages and public flood expenditures on disastrous floods in 1997 and 2002. 

Research project focused on the development of the economic classification of flood damages and the detailed analysis of public expenditures on two disastrous floods. For the analysis, the data from the national accounting was used.

Funding Agency: Czech Ministry of the Environment
Duration: 9/2004 – 12/2005
Contact Person: Lenka Slavíková, e-mail:,
Researchers: Lenka Čamrová, Jiřina Jílková