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Revitalisation of the Sedmihorské wetlands

Organisation: Centre for Transport and Energy Website: Added: November 02, 2023
Project start date: August 19, 2021
Project end date: November 30, 2022


The project removed the dense network of drainage channels, built a system of 14 pools and restored the area's ability to retain water. After the revitalisation, the groundwater in the Libuňka river floodplain rose to its natural height, the retention capacity of the area increased by more than 26 500 m³ and the site was colonised by rare species of amphibians and birds.

Financial data

The costs amounted to CZK 3 249 271. The subsidy from the Operational Programme Environment covered CZK 3 249 271.


This is a recently completed project, so the improvement of the ecosystem and biodiversity can be evaluated with some distance. However, the revitalised wetland is already having a positive impact on a number of climate risks - it is playing an important role in dealing with torrential rainfall and flooding interspersed with long-term drought. The interruption of the drainage network prevents concentrated water runoff from the area. Thanks to natural evaporation, the wetland cools its surroundings on hot days and thus the landscape does not overheat. In addition, the implementation of the pools has significantly enhanced the biodiversity of the site.

Information sources

Village website

Other info

European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.