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.
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.
Floods are natural phenomena which we can’t entirely prevent, so we have to adapt. Flood protection comprises both technical and ecological approach.
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?
Preserved floodplains are best natural protection of the flood losses.
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 …