Assessment of achievability of permanent limits on wastewater discharge into surface waters and their cost proportionality. IWTP and MWTP Roztoky

Wastewater treatment is not a cheap matter; some waste products require advanced technologies to reduce. What technologies still pay off and what can be regarded as disproportionately costly? Renovation of the industrial wastewater treatment plant in Roztoky included discussion of setting the limits for wastewater discharge, i.e., the concentrations of some substances that are discharged […]

Assessment of achievability of permanent limits on wastewater discharge into surface waters and their cost proportionality. IWTP and MWTP Roztoky

Wastewater treatment is not a cheap matter; some waste products require advanced technologies to reduce. What technologies still pay off and what can be regarded as disproportionately costly? Renovation of the industrial wastewater treatment plant in Roztoky included discussion of setting the limits for wastewater discharge, i.e., the concentrations of some substances that are discharged […]

Methodology for evaluation of benefits resulting from projects financed via the Operational programme environment 2007–2013 and 2014–2020 in relationship with goals set by The Czech Waste Management Plan

In the Czech Republic, projects focused on waste management from the EU structural funds have been and are being supported. Specifically, it was the Operational Program Environment in the programming periods 2007 – 2013 and 2014 – 2020. At the same time, the Czech Republic compiled its own national Waste Management Plans of the Czech […]

Water Education for Innovative Environmental Learning (Wat.Edu)

Pro lepší budoucnost hospodaření s vodou. Zvýšení environmentálního povědomí žáků a jejich kompetencí ve vazbě na environmentální výzvy související s vodou (klimatická změna, znečištění prostředí, šíření nemocí apod.) Hlavním cílem projektu je vytvořit, testovat a postupně zavádět nové experimentální a inovativní vzdělávací materiály týkající se tématu vody v rámci partnerských vzdělávacích institucí. Důraz je kladen […]

Renewal of biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Beskyds region

The cross-border Czech-Slovak project aims to protect the biodiversity of the cross-border area through cooperation in the field of conservation and coordinated management of natural important areas. It responds to the current threat to biodiversity of forest ecosystems in the Beskydy region due to ongoing climate change and offers system tools to mitigate the impacts of […]

Water Agent V 003: Environmental education of pupils in the field of water management

How to raise awareness of pupils about the water management? Thanks to the Visegrad fund we will do it through a handbook for basic school teachers that will be created by experts from the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. This handbook will support teachers in including environmental topics such as water governance into the common […]

InnoForESt Smart information, governance and business innovations for sustainable supply and payment mechanisms for forest ecosystem services

Water retention in the countryside, CO2 capture and recreation are just some of the so-called ecosystem services that the forest provides alongside wood production. As part of the project, we encourage forest managers to provide their forests with these services. Current forestry is mainly focused on timber harvesting. It is harnessed by traditional markets unlike […]


How to implement and assess exemptions from achieving emission levels associated with BAT for large combustion plants? Cost benchmark as a basis for proportionality assessment. The objective of the study was to develop an extension to the current methodology for awarding exemptions from the best available techniques to large combustion plants, especially regarding unit costs […]

Analysis of utilization of funds in the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation for Competitiveness with respect to applicant size: A proposal for optimization based on cost effectiveness and thematic goals.

How to make resource allocation of grants more efficient while also improving the business sector’s energy efficiency? According to the results, the reduction in the share of grants allocated to large enterprises to a maximum of 30% of the total OPPIK allocation is counterproductive. The main goal of this study was to conduct an impact […]

Economic assessment of ancillary services for distribution network operators

Ancillary services – what is their value? Who should pay for them and how much? This analysis tried to find the answer. The aim of the study was to analyse economic and institutional context of providing ancillary services such as island mode and black start. Attention was paid especially to the provision of the above-mentioned […]

Economic assessment of current rate of the recycling fee for PV modules placed on the market till 31. 12. 2012 in terms of the Waste Act and proposal of potential change in fee with respect the legal obligations

There was a dispute over the rate of the recycling fee for photovoltaic modules. What is the corresponding rate? Based on the results, a reduction in the rate was recommended. The project was focused on the assessment of the current rate of the recycling fee deposits paid by solar power plant owners and collective system […]

Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) of conceptual model of price regulation in water supply

How to regulate the water sector effectively? The assessment of different regulatory options results in recommendations leading to coordination of activities and implementation of benchmarking among water utilities. Over the last 25 years, regulation in water supply has steadily evolved in the Czech Republic. In the 1990s, inter alia, waterworks in the Czech Republic were […]

Assessment of impacts of proposed Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the limitation of emissions of certain pollutants into the air from medium combustion plants (the MCP Directive)

Among other things, the European clean air policy package introduced a significant lowering of the emission limits. According to the evaluation, the adoption of the directive proposal would lead to costs 10 times higher than those expected by the European Commission’s impact analysis. The project objective was to assess the impacts of potential adoption of […]

Modelling drinking water demands – results for the Czech Republic

How does the demand for drinking water in the Czech Republic change due to changes in its price? How do we compare with other EU countries? A comparative study shows that the price of water has a significant impact on demand, especially in the long run. The European Commission has published an extensive comparative study […]

Encouragement of biodegradable municipal waste recycling as a substitute of non-renewable resources and improvements of soil quality

Low levels of biowaste recovery in municipalities are not the consequence of absent state support, but the result of a poor institutional environment. The elimination of institutional barriers in legal standards, in municipal biowaste management and, for instance, in agriculture could be the way to increase the effectiveness of environmental regulation and, therefore, to reduce […]

Assessment of impacts of environmental and energy regulation with respect to competitiveness of Czech industry after 2020 – section IPPC impact analysis

What will be the impact of meeting the requirements of the Industrial Emissions Directive on business and industrial sectors? The largest impacts in the Czech Republic are expected in the electric energy sector.  The study quantified costs that individual businesses and industry sectors will have to expend in the following decade in order to comply […]

Proposed decree to apply an exemption from best available techniques (bat exemption) pursuant to article 15 of the industrial emissions directive (2010/75/EU)

How to award exemptions from best available techniques? We have proposed a decree that clarifies the application process to receive an exemption due to disproportionate costs. The methodology is based on a comparison of the environmental significance and the operating economy of the pollution source that would be required to invest in measures that lower […]

Study of economic impact of compliance with emission limits pursuant to directive 2010/75/eu on smaller heat energy producers (up to 200 mwt)

What will be the impact of the transposition of the Industrial Emissions Directive into the Czech legislation? Regulatory Impact Assessment of the comprehensive amendment to the Air Protection Act is based on modelling economic impacts on a representative sample of medium-sized heating plants. The study dealt with modelling of economic impacts of transposition of the […]

Economic assessment of measures to improve air quality in the Moravian-Silesian Region as a part of the commission “Increasing PO2 absorption capacity – an analysis of national and regional policies”

How can we improve the air quality in the Moravian-Silesian Region? Based on this analysis, the costs of different measures vary significantly. It is advisable to implement measures at local heating sources! The objective of the economic part of the project (carried out by IREAS) was an economic assessment of various options for improving the […]

Environmental education – interesting for students and easy for teachers

How to positively change one’s impact on the environment was the main theme of the project, which provided interesting resource materials for students and teachers at secondary schools. The aim was to present 12 key topics in a new and interactive form. The project aimed to improve students’ ability to think critically and to make […]

Interactive didactic modules for environmental education at the primary school

Patterns of our consumer behaviour, including waste management, have a major impact on environmental quality. We have therefore prepared a set of interactive teaching and methodological materials on this subject for pedagogues. The project Interactive Didactic Modules for Broadening Environmentally Focused Education on the Topic of Sustainable Consumption for Pedagogues of Second Stage of Primary […]

Education for public administration employees and other entities implementing the state programme of environmental education and education in the field of flood protection and prevention in Prague

Training and environmental education for public administration employees is an integral part of flood protection and prevention. Based on interviews with the target group, training was focused on current problematic areas. The goal of the educational project was to train public administration staff and other subjects implementing the state programme of environmental education and education […]

Public Administration Environmentalist

Educated public administration employees are a prerequisite for good environmental management. By implementing the project, we helped public administration employees to deepen their environmental knowledge, to learn how to solve everyday problems in the area and to search for quality information. For this purpose, we used a distance learning programme that combines the benefits of […]

Economic models of complex costs in waste management

Impact evaluation of waste management legislation? Based on macroeconomic modelling and with an accent on different waste streams and packaging, waste prevention and minimization, it is possible to identify impacts on economic actors (households, municipalities, firms) and on the country in general. The project was based on the needs of economic policy makers in the […]