Record details

    Apercu sur l'hydrogéologie tcheque
Statement of responsibility
    Zbyněk Hrkal
Other titles
    Les eaux souterraines et l'hydrogéologie en République tcheque (Variant.)
    An overview of the Czech hydrogeology
    Hrkal, Zbyněk
Source title - serial
    No. 2
    p. 3-12
    4 obr., 7 tab., 5 bibl.
    Anglické resumé
    Zkr. název ser.: Hydrogéologie
Subject group
    Český masiv
    hydrogeologie regionální
    mapa hydrogeologická
    voda minerální
    vodní hospodářství
Geographical name
    Česká republika
Abstract (in english)
   The purpose of this article is to outline the characteristics and status of hydrogeology in the Czech Republic, with special attention being paid to the regions that are most important from the viewpoint of water management, i.e. the Tertiary and Cretaceous basins. The introductory paragraphs summarize the geological structure of the country, two thirds of which comprise crystalline complexes that influence the hydrogeological conditions in the territory. The country s complex geological structure has made the Czech Republic a "great power" in terms of its mineral water resources, which include thermal, radioactive, acidulous and mineral waters high in trace elements. A brief description is therefore given of the most important mineral-water localities, such as Karlovy Vary, Frantiskovy Lazne, Marianske Lazne and Podebrady.
   Other sections of the article deal with hydrogeological managements in the Czech Republic, including the roles palyed by state-owned institutions and the private sector, and with education in hydrogeology, in particular Charles University is concerned, since it represents the leading institution in this field. A summary of hydrogeological research and exploration projects outlines the characteristics of the major regional studies and gives a detailed description of all the hydrogeological map editions from 1:200 000 to 1:50 000 scale. Attention is also paid to the current status of financing and subsidizing hydrogeological projects and activities. The find section focuses on some up-to-date trends in hydrogeology, which are characterized by a decline in the traditional search for, evaluation of and reserve estimation of new groundwater sources.
   The main objective of current hydrogeological work is the protection of existing groundwater sources and the remediation of those that have, in particular, suffered ecological damage
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (UNM)
Source format
Entered date
    28. 1. 2008
Import date
    8. 8. 2012