Hydrological and Hydraulic Aspects of the Revitalization of Wetlands: A Case Study in Slovakia

  • Andrej ŠoltészEmail author
  • Lea Čubanová
  • Dana Baroková
  • Michaela Červeňanská
Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 70)


The presented contribution was developed based on the results of a research project within the frame of the INTERREG Initiative between the Hungarian and Slovak Republics. It was concentrated on the Medzibodrožie region located in the south-eastern part of the Slovak Republic. This project, initiated by water board companies in Hungary and Slovakia, was focused on a creation of a possibility for the design of technical measures for the revitalization of the rivers in the area of interest, which dried out.

The first step consisted of an analysis of the recent hydrological state of the surface water, groundwater, and soil water in the area of interest and finding of a water source for the revitalization of the old river bed and branches. The next phase concentrated on modelling the hydrological and hydraulic processes of the surface (using HEC-RAS and MIKE-11) and subsurface flows (using TRIWACO software for groundwater modelling).

At the end of the project solution, two technical alternatives were proposed. The recommended variant considers the construction of a inflatable rubber weir in the Latorica River, which enables the revitalization of the Tice River and its dead branches and the creation of conditions for a better quality of life of the inhabitants in the villages affected.


Cross-border project Revitalization Surface and groundwater interaction Water management 



The contribution was developed within the frame and based on the financial support of the APVV-15-0489 project “Analysis of droughts by multi-criterial statistical methods and data mining from the viewpoint of prevention structures in a landscape”.

The contribution was developed within the frame of and based on the financial support of the APVV-16-0278 project “Use of hydromelioration structures for mitigation of the negative extreme hydrological phenomena effects and their impacts on the quality of water bodies in agricultural landscapes”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrej Šoltész
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lea Čubanová
    • 1
  • Dana Baroková
    • 1
  • Michaela Červeňanská
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Faculty of Civil EngineeringSlovak University of Technology in BratislavaBratislavaSlovakia

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