Every year, we organize dozens of different events across the Czech Republic, through which we regularly open the most interesting and pressing social issues. We combine leading policies with experts from around the world, representatives of the most successful companies and professional public. We give to discussions a new dimension and bring innovative solutions. So, we hope to see you soon, check out our events that we're preparing.

Does the Institute for Politics and Society invite you to a Lack of Water Debate, or will a New Dubai be from the Czech Republic?

Water is not only decreasing globally, but also in the Czech Republic.

Recent forecasts show that 60 years ago, we had as much water as England. Scientists point out that the pace of the Czech Republic is going to be similar to inland Croatia in 60 years. We already have about half less of our underground drinking water supplies than our grandparents.
Climate change has been increasing in recent years, droughts are increasing, and fauna and flora are slowly changing. These paradigms need to be addressed quickly, with solutions related to landscape and farmland investments.

The debate will be framed to address the following questions:

It is really necessary to have more strict regulations concerning groundwater draining? Is the problem in how we decide to use our water bottle, whether we make coffee, water flowers, or simply quench our thirst? What is the Czech Republic’s vision to combat the potential shortage of drinking water?

This topic will be discussed with you:

Richard Brabec, Minister of the Environment

Miroslav Bárta, Director of the Czech Institute of Egyptology

Jan Pretel, scientific secretary of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute

Robert Stojanov, Assistant Professor at the Mendel University in Brno, Institute of Computer Science at the Faculty of Operational Economics

The moderator of the debate will be Lucia Zachariášová, Green Party.

The debate will take place on 17.10. 2018 at 17:00 at the CEVRO Institute, Jungmannova 17, Prague 1.