AMALIE NATURE TRAIL
ČZU in Prague welcomes you to the Smart Landscape
Climate change and activities of the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague
Life on planet Earth is facing the challenge of climate change and related climate extremes such as droughts and floods. Understanding the causes of climate change and mitigating its impacts are key activities for sustainable management and the very existence of humanity. The Czech Republic is the "roof of Europe", so the best solution is to retain water in the landscape and thus prevent extremes. In order for the Czech landscape to fulfil its function in full, it must be taken care of as an irreplaceable resource that serves everyone.
Principles of Smart Landscapes
A Smart landscape is a sophisticated functional system that interconnects elements that ensure soil conservation, water management and support living organisms.
What are the benefits of Smart Landscapes?
- Optimises water management
- Reduces the impact of droughts and floods
- Enables sustainable agriculture and forestry
- Reduces soil erosion
- Promotes overall biodiversity
- Increases the aesthetic value of the landscape
- Modifies the microclimate and makes the landscape more comfortable
The Amálie site is one of the pilot projects of the ČZU, in which experts are implementing specific measures to increase the adaptation of the landscape to climate change. On an area of approximately 500 hectares of agricultural land owned by the ČZU (average creditworthiness, below-average rainfall), measures are being implemented, in particular to retain surface water, plant new alleys of trees, restore natural wetlands, secure erosion-prone slopes, modify cropping practices or monitor the hydrological regime.