This project is part of the component titled Promoting biodiversity and combating drought, which is included in the Czech National Recovery and Resilience Plan. The aim of this investment is to provide nature-based flood and drought protection and flood risk management in the city of Brno. To be more specific, the aim is to improve or increase the retention potential of watercourse beds and adjacent floodplains, improving natural flood flows, implement measures to support natural flood control in floodplains, and make a positive contribution to biodiversity and the ecological status of the Svratka River.
Estimated total expenditure. CZK 1.621 billion (EUR 68.6 million) Estimated total eligible expenditure under the Operational Programme Environment: CZK 1.2674 billion (EUR 53.6 million) Estimated subsidy from the RRF: CZK 762 million (EUR 32.3 million)
Efficient water use in the landscape requires significant investment in stream revitalization, drainage or wetland treatment, and steps to improve landscape structure. The overall allocation is too low and can only provide a fraction of the investment this particular project needs. For CZK 1.6 billion, 3 kilometres of the Svratka River in Brno will be modified. Still, the flood-fighting effect is mainly due to interventions in the entire basin area, where thousands of square kilometres of land and thousands of kilometres of watercourses need to be revitalised. In order to enable these changes to strengthen the water retention capacity of the landscape, the speed and quality of land use planning and zoning must be promoted and legislative barriers removed. Investments in green infrastructure in municipalities, buildings and roads that further support landscape functions could also help significantly. The overall allocation of this particular subcomponent should be, therefore, higher.
Information sourcesMinistry website