Water and cultural heritage

Over the last two decades, a specific group of monuments has come to the forefront of monument protection; these are so-called technical and industrial heritage, which can be characterized as remnants of industrial culture and modernization processes that have historical, technical, technological, social, or architectural value. This group also includes historic water management facilities, which are the subject of research at TGM WRI from various angles. From the point of view of the link to the cultural heritage of the Czech Republic, it is important to identify possible values of these buildings in time and to define the criteria and possibilities of their protection and maintenance as monuments. It is also important to strengthen the awareness of this type of industrial heritage, both within the professional and lay public.