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The discharge: measuring the water flowing in the river

The discharge: measuring the water flowing in the river

The discharge of a stream is the volume of water that flows past a given point in a unit of time. Usually, we measure the world rivers by its discharge to the sea.

The adverse effects of the river regulation

The adverse effects of the river regulation

River regulation is altering of the course of the rivers, embanking it in the stone or cement and reducing its dynamics. Chiefly done for the erosion and flood protection, river navigation and irrigation, but it has backfired with profound negative consequences.

How to prevent the floods?

How to prevent the floods?

Floods are natural phenomena which we can’t entirely prevent, so we have to adapt. Flood protection comprises both technical and ecological approach.

River flooding is a natural phenomenon

River flooding is a natural phenomenon

In recent years, we have seen terrible images of the destruction from the floods. Here, we refer to the flooding from the river. The water has destroyed homes and other property, even human lives. But, what is the story with the floods?

Floods are acts of God, but flood losses are largely acts of man

Floods are acts of God, but flood losses are largely acts of man

Preserved floodplains are best natural protection of the flood losses.

Middle Danube – heart of the European wilderness

Middle Danube – heart of the European wilderness

Middle Danube, shared by Croatia, Hungary and Serbia is one of the last preserved lowland river corridors in Europe, the old continent that saw first inhabitants thousands of years ago. The mighty Danube is a cultural and economic backbone of Central and South-East Europe. Here […]