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Drinking WAter Readiness for the Future

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


Region South Bohemian Region
Title of the ProgrammeResearch
Title of the ProjectDrinking WAter Readiness for the Future
Project Website

Number of the ProjectTO01000202
Project Promoter

Biologické centrum AV ČR, v. v. i.

Project Partner from Donor State

Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) Drikkevannskonsult – B. Eikebrokk
Oslo Metropolitan University
University of Oslo


Czech Partner



Estimated project duration: 1/2021 – 4/2024

Total Eligible Costs

1 105 805 EUR


947 807 EUR

Project description:

Increasing levels of Dissolved Organic Matter (DOM) is a large challenge for Drinking Water Treatment Plants.

Surface water is the source for more than 50% of drinking water in the Czech Republic. In the region of South Bohemia surface water supports drinking water for more than 350 thousand people from the reservoirs (Římov, Husinec, Jordán) and Otava River. Catchments of these sources will be characterized with respect to the sources of DOM and their temporal and spatial variability resulting in a map of DOM sources with future predictions. A methodology for outflow control in reservoirs to minimize the effect of flood events with high DOM levels will be developed. A cooperation among basin authorities, drinking water producers and Czech and Norway research partners will be established.