Tool risk reduction measures



  • Description
  • Fields of action
  • Synergies
  • Good practice examples
  • References

Baulks are belts of uncultivated land separating fields from each other. If baulks are oriented in the direction of a contour, they can slowdown surface runoff and support infiltration. The highest efficiency is achieved when the measure is accompanied by an infiltration belt located above and a furrow located under the baulk. Implementation is recommended in case that other types of structural measures are ineffective or can’t be implemented.

Fields of action Farmland
Synergies may exist between heavy rain risk management measures and other development goals like environmental protection, health care, and economic performance. Harnessing them requires involvement of different actors, enforcement of exchange between you and them and holistic thinking.


  • Výzkumný ústav vodohospodářský TGM (2018): Katalog přírodě blízkých opatření pro zadržení vody v krajině [Catalogue of green water retention measures in the landscape], URL: (25.03.2020): Mez

Výzkumný ústav vodohospodářský T. G. Masaryka. v.v.i.