17th July 2018

CTK: Scientists call on politicians to solve water shortage problems

Prague, July 15 (CTK) - Scientists from the Czech Limnological Society (CLS) point to the insufficient tackling of problems with water and drought in the country in an open letter sent to politicians.

The experts mind that the existing measures do not take the landscape as one whole into consideration, but they are trying to solve just brooks, rivers or forests separately.

CLS chairman Martin Rulik, from the Faculty of Natural Sciences of Palacky University in Olomouc, north Moravia, told CTK that the results were an insufficient care for landscape, forest disintegration, agricultural land degradation and overheating of towns.

"We are deeply concerned about the long-term undesirable development of water management in our country that is completely dependent on precipitations," scientists wrote in their letter.

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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic