Alleviating floods in the Morava River Basin

Planning efficient and sustainable flood mitigation

Following a devastating flood in the Morava catchment in 1997, a wide range of mitigation measures were proposed by various stakeholders. We helped to analyse the efficiency of these measures in relation to the required investments. To do this, we used state-of-the-art tools for flood damage assessment, cost-benefit analyses and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs). More than 1,000 flood maps were prepared in the process, which included extensive training in the technologies applied. The Czech authorities finally selected a combination of measures for implementation.