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Cofunded by the European Union

RI Acronym : 
Institution/Coordinating Institution : 
Water Research Institute in Prague
Other partners : 
Country : 
Czech Republic
Current Status : 
Location : 
the Water Research Institute, Podbabská 2582/30 160 00 Praha 6 Czech Republic
RI Type : 
Single Site RI (Geographically localised central facility)
Level of Access : 
Cost of Access : 
(paid or research cooperation)
Domains and thematic area : 
Water Value and Usage - Sustainable Water Management
Services provided : 
(Water infrastructures experiments)

Hydraulic laboratory providing experimental conditions with circulating flow in the range 0-150 l/s. Indoor experimental space 35x10 m served with overhead crane with load 3 tons and space 22x5 m served with overhead crane with load 1 ton.
Glass wall flumes with various length (up to 18 m) and and cross sectional area (up to 1x1 m).
Related outdoor spots.

Research Infrastructures

Other RI

  • Hydraulic laboratory (HYDLAB-WRI)

    Hydraulic laboratory providing condition with circulating flow in the range 0-150 l/s. Indoor experimental space 35x10 m served with overhead crane with load 3 tons and space 22x5 m served with overhead crane with load 1 ton. Glass wall flumes with...

  • Water Facilities Testing Laboratory

    The Water Facilities Testing Laboratory is engaged in conducting accredited and non-accredited testing the effectiveness of domestic wastewater treatment plant operation and determination of residual oil content from light liquid separators and...

  • Hydrometeorological Experimental Monitoring Network (HEXNET)

    Network of 20 experimental catchments monitoring the dynamics of hydrometeorological processes in headwater areas. The typical catchment size is 2-5 sq. km. Outlets are equipped with automated sensors for monitoring water levels, water temperature...

  • Testing laboratories of T. G. Masaryk Water Research Institute

    The laboratories of TGM WRI are focused on a wide range of analyzes of environmental components. They perform basic and special chemical, microbiological, hydrobiological, ecotoxicological and radiological analyzes and sampling of various types of...

  • Soil and water RI (SoWa)

    Sowa operates several unique facilities such a array of controled artificial catchments FALCON, stable isotope facility, anaerobic microbes facility and several others

  • National Hydrological Monitoring System

    The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute operates a national hydrological monitoring network. The monitoring includes both surface and groundwater, both from a quantitative and qualitative perspective.

  • Statni zdravotni ustav (National Institute of Public Health) (SZU (NIPH))

    SZU (Centre of Environmental Health, Department of Water hygiene) deals with drinking, bathing and non-potable water quality and also with safety of materials in contact with drinking water. We can monitor drinking or bathing water quality for...

  • Hydroecological Information System of the T. G. Masaryk Water Research Institute (HEIS VUV)

    The Hydroecological Information System (HEIS VÚV) is the central information system of TGM WRI, p. r. i., in the field of water management and water protection and an information resource for the institute's researchers and users from the public...

  • IHB BC - Post-mining lakes (p-m lakes)

    Large-scale opencast mining of brown coal represents a significant and devastating intervention in the natural environment. As a close to nature and economically acceptable method of reclamation of residual mine pits, the hydric method of reclamation...

  • IHB BC - Slapy reservoir (Slapy)

    The Slapy reservoir is a part of the so called Vltava Cascade. The dam was constructed at the 91.5 km of the Vltava River in years 1949–1955 and the reservoir impounded in 1955. The dam is 60 m high and 260 m long. Reservoir volume is 269×106 m3...

  • IHB BC - Rimov reservoir (Rimov)

    The Římov reservoir was built in 1971–1978 on the 21.85 km long Malše River (tributary of the Vltava), downstream of its confluence with the Černá Stream. The reservoir serves to supply drinking water to southern Bohemia and helps to maintain a...

  • IHB BC - Bohemian Forest lakes (IHB BC BF)

    Long term monotoring of eight Bohemian Forest lakes, chemical and biological data. Over the last three decades the Bohemian Forest lakes have become a part of integrated studies on European lake ecosystems; they have been included in the...

The Water4All Partnership - Water Security for the Planet - is a funding programme for scientific research in freshwater. It aims to tackle water challenges to face climate change, help to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and boost the EU’s competitiveness and growth.

It is co-funded by the European Union within the frame of the Horizon Europe programme (a key funding programme for research and innovation). The Partnership duration is for seven years from 2022.

The Water4All objective is to enable water security at a large scale and in the long term. Its goal is also to tackle water issues in a holistic frame. 

All forms of life on earth need water. All human activities operate with this resource. Water is part of our everyday life. It is also integrated within urban and countryside landscapes. It is one of the most valuable elements we share with plants and animals.

These simple facts must be kept in mind to understand the Water4All ambition.

This resource is weakened in many places due to climate changes, and human habits. We know that we can improve the way we use water. Everyone has a role to play and especially the scientific research community.

Scientific research is the heart of the Partnership as It is a powerful tool to improve knowledge on preserving, restoring, and managing this essential resource. 

International cooperation is also needed as water has no borders on Earth and runs from one country to another.

Water4All brings together a broad and cohesive group of 90 partners from 33 countries in the European Union and beyond. This consortium gathers partners from the whole water Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) chain.