Project title: Tools for effective and safe management of rainwater in Prague city – RainPRAGUE
Project number: CZ.07.1.02/0.0/0.0/17_049/0000842
Project duration: 1. 3. 2019 – 28. 2. 2021
Project coordinator: Research Institute for Soil and Water Conservation (Výzkumný ústav meliorací a ochrany půdy, v. v. i. in Czech)
Project partner: Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (Česká zemědělská univerzita v Praze in Czech)
Total project budget: 22 786 966 CZK
CULS project budget: 9 740 760 CZK
The aim of the project is to ensure a higher quality of living space for inhabitants in the urbanized environment of the Prague city with regard to the current and expected trend of climate change. The solution is divided into three concepts aimed at increasing efficiency and safety when dealing with rainfall.
Concept 1: Interdisciplinary approaches for effective and safe management of rainwater in Prague city – RAINSOFT
The aim of the concept I is to design an automated software for smart management of rainwaters in urban areas, along with incentives (financial and construction measures and limits, education trainings) which will enable the effective and efficient rainwater management and harvesting within Prague city watershed. The RAINSOFT will serve as a decision tool either for Prague city water managers as well as for designers of rainwater-related measures.
Concept 2: GIS tools for management of hydrological emergency events with a link to automated alert systems within Prague city watershed – RAINGIS
The Concept II will develop a GIS-based, WEB related software for an improved civil and citizen safety in urban areas endangered by flash floods. The approach will encompass an automated, real-time alert system, connected to hydrological and meteorological data, for citizens along with information of endangered state, privat, and industrial property.
Koncept 3: Automated tools for assessment of soil erosion threat, sediment and polutants loss / delivery in selected catchments and water reservoirs within Prague city watershed – RAINTOOL
The Concept III will compile a web-based software for identification of areas endangered by surface runoff, soil erosion and pollutant delvery into small streams within Prague city watershed. The tool will enable to prioritize areas for adoption of bio-technical measures or land use change along with limits and options for urban planning. The concept III will couple up-to-date approaches of hydrological modelling (Erosion 3D, Watem/SEDEM) with real-time hydrological data and remote sensing approaches.
project No. CZ.07.1.02/0.0/0.0/17_049/0000842, Tools for effective and safe management of rainwater in Prague city – RainPRAGUE.