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Appeal for the renaissance of inland navigation in the Central and Eastern European economic region PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tomáš Kolařík   
Tuesday, 29 June 2010 13:30

The Elbe/Oder Chambers’ Union inicated Appeal which main goal is to support improve conditions and standards in passenger and freight traffic on inland waterways, and to address the differences in infrastructure and economic levels of the regions in Central Europe. 

The Appeal is signed by representatives of European economic, scientific and social organizations, associations and administrations as well as participants of inland navigation conferences ODRA ODER 2010. The Elbe/Oder Chambers’ Union is organization closely cooperating 32 chambers of commerce and industry in Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany. 

With the enlargement of the European Union discussions about the development of a network of inland waterways for economic use were revived in the Czech Republic and Poland. In the Elbe/Oder region not only are the connection to the existing network of inland waterways in Western Europe and the future conditions of inland navigation on the Elbe and Oder rivers being discussed, but also the project of the Danube-Oder-Elbe water corridor. Numerous associations in the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany are taking part in this discussion. The Elbe/Oder Chambers’ Union wants to raise awareness of the best possible economic use of inland waterways, and therefore we have launched the ODRA ODER 2010 campaign.

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Examples of water corridor Danube-Oder-Elbe for flood protection PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tomáš Kolařík   
Friday, 18 June 2010 07:28

The main benefits of the water corridor Danube-Oder-Elbe in the sphere of flood protection is based both in the transformation of flood waves (reduction of peak flows) and also in increasing the throughput of flood flow critical points, which occurs due to insufficient capacity of the river beds to the most serious flood damage. Using the synergies of technical works and natural retention areas can be effectively and nearly eliminate the adverse effects of natural floods, even big ones, the so-called centennial. Therefore it is necessary to treat the flood measures comprehensively. Water corridor Danube-Oder-Elbe offers association funds from multiple sources for maximum benefit and return.

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