Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Linking the Elbe, Oder and Danube - watershed idea or megalomanic boondoggle?

Radio Prague |
6 November 2018

Depending on who you talk to, the centuries-old vision of building a canal linking the Elbe, Oder, and Danube rivers is either a brilliant way to open routes for the Czech Republic to three seas – a "Suez canal for Bohemia" – or an exorbitant project of monumental folly that would endanger water quality in all three river basins and erase precious floodplains from the map of central Europe.