The SHui Project (Soil Hydrology research platform underpinning innovation to manage water scarcity in European and Chinese cropping systems) deals with innovative ways of managing sustainable water supply in European and Chinese environments, with respect to climatic changes.
Project SHui (European Commission Grant Agreement number: 773903) started in the year 2018 and will be finished in September 2022. The European part is financed by the European Commission within the Horizon 2020 program, the Chinese part is financed by the Chinese ministry of research and science.
Researchers from the Faculty of Civil Engineering at CTU, Department of Landscape Water Conservation, deal with hydrologic and erosion modeling and lead a work package in which they are focused on surface and subsurface water movement, infiltration and surface runoff. The research is further aimed at water movement relating to plants and their ability to make use of the available water.
At the same time the researchers do not only stay in laboratories, but they go in field. Precisely to the fields where in cooperation with farmers field measurements are taken. The outcome of the project shall be a set of technologies and tools to support decision making of how to manage the water scarcity in European and Chinese conditions of agricultural landscape.
Also, a number of prestigious foreign universities is involved in the projects as for example the university of Lancaster in Great Britain or Hong Kong Baptist University.
Under the leadership of doc. Tomas Dostál and doctor Miroslav Bauer of the Faculty of Civil Engineering CTU, students can also participate in the project, taking part in various experiments such as making use of the rain simulator, in experiments with artificial flood wave and many others.