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

Furrows are shallow and wide ditches on arable land with mild slopes and a small longitudinal gradient. They allow interception, infiltration and alternatively drainage of surface runoff. They should be dimensioned properly for meeting functional requirements and require maintenance.

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: http://www.suchovkrajine.cz/vystupy (25.03.2020): Průleh
  • Amt der Oberösterreichischen Landesregierung (2015): Hangwassermanagement Maßnahmenkatalog [management of pluvial floods catalogue of measures] (unpublished brochure, online version accessible at URL: https://www.land-oberoesterreich.gv.at/222593.htm): Abflussmulden

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