"Municipalities as integrators and coordinators
in adaptation to climate change"
LIFE-MICACC study trip to the Czech Republic
On the first foreign study trip 15-16th May 2018 the LIFE-MICACC team with all the project partner organizations visited the Czech Republic (Municipalities of Šardice, Hostivice and Nenačovice).
The all-day-long raining and the bad weather conditions could not discourage the participants to visit the NWRM sites.
On the first day of the two-day-long study trip, the team visited the village of Šardice in the south-eastern region of the Czech Republic. Petr Marada local farmer and university professor presented the local project. The project in Šardice intended to recreate the natural landscape, which has been damaged during the excessive agricultural activity. Through the various landscape rehabilitation processes, the local farmers have created a greener and more natural habitat.
On the second day the team visited the villages of Hostivice and Nenačovice near Prague. Both of these two settlements had a previously straightened stream section. In the NWRM projects the streams has been re-shaped which can lead to slower flow of water in the broader green strip during the floods, reducing flood risk and increasing water retention.
During the two days, the participants gained hands-on experience, new experiences and ideas. The study tour was a great opportunity for participants to build relationships, share experiences and knowledge with each other, discuss about their situation, their challenges, and also think together about local solutions how to adapt effectively to climate change.