(Optional) Visit of the Římov Reservoir field station, Římov Reservoir and Thor Heyerdahl research vessel inspection including (10 €)
The Římov Reservoir is an artificial body of water used for drinking water supply and water supply for power plants. The Římov Reservoir was created in 1971-1978 on the 21.85 km long Malše River (tributary of the Vltava River). The reservoir serves as an important drinking water supply for South Bohemia and helps to maintain a minimum flow downstream. The dam is 47 m high and 290 m long. As a source of drinking water, the Římov Reservoir is protected and other uses are not permitted. Regular surveys of the Římov Reservoir in its lacustrine part began in 1979 and continue to this day at three-week intervals. Since 1997, the Římov reservoir has been part of the Czech LTER network. The parameters studied include physical, chemical and biological data on pelagic organisms such as bacteria, protists, phytoplankton and zooplankton. The fish population and species composition are examined once a year. In addition to regular monitoring, extensive studies of pelagic organisms, their diversity, interactions, and functions, as well as chemical processes in the water and sediment, have been conducted in both the lacustrine portion and the canyon-like near-river portion of the tributary. These intensive studies were possible thanks to the proximity of well-equipped laboratories in České Budějovice and the construction of a field station at the dam (1994).
Symposium attendees may participate in one of two optional trips. The price for the excursion is to be paid in addition to the conference fee (50 €).
1) Excursion to Český Krumlov: visit of the UNESCO historical centre of the town.
Český Krumlov is a town in the South Bohemia region of the Czech Republic. It is divided into two halves by the Vltava River and dominated by the 13th-century castle. The historical centre of the town is part of the World Heritage Site UNESCO. The castle has Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements, an 11-hectare garden and an original Baroque theatre from the 17th century. From the top of the round bell tower you have a panoramic view of the old town and the river.
2) Excursion to Třeboň: visit of the Schwarzenberg Tomb and 2-hour boat trip on the Svět Pond.
Třeboň is famous for its carp-focused aquaculture, which dates back to history. The town is surrounded by fish ponds and is also known for its baths and therapeutic treatments. The řeboň Chateau is a large Renaissance complex with exhibitions about the nobles who lived there. The 19th-century neo-Gothic Schwarzenberg Tomb is also located here. Masaryk Square is home to the Town Hall, which offers panoramic views from its gallery, and the Baroque Marian Column.