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Assoc. Prof., Lenka Slavíková

slavikova (at) e-academia.eu

Lenka Slavíkova is the university teacher and researcher that is currently grounded at the University of J. E. Purkyne in Usti nad Labem. She graduated at the University of Economics in Prague, specialization Public Policy and Public Administration with the focus on Environmental  and Institutional Economics. Her long-term interest is in economic tools of environmental policy and their application to water. She also pursue the environmental governance analysis of water and biodiverzity in Central and Eastern European Countries and advocates the use of qualitative methods in the economics with the focus on natural hazard damage mitigation.

In April 2009, Lenka Slavikova finished her Ph.D. programme and defended her dissertation on the economic schools of thought comparison that are relevant for nature protection. In 2015, she was given the title Assoc. Prof. in Public Economics at Masaryk University in Brno.




Masaryk University in Brno, Faculty of Economics and Administration (Assoc.Prof. in Public Economics)


University of Economics, Prague, Faculty of Economics and Public Administration (Ph.D.)


University of Economics, Prague, Faculty of Economics and Public Administration (M. A. in Economy)



Fulbright-Masaryk scholar at University of Massachusetts, Amherst (USA), focus on climate change adaptation of landowners


Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) in Wageningen (The Netherlands) focused on financial schemes for resilient flood recovery (organized within LAND4FLOOD COST Action)


THEMES Marie Curie Summer School: Institutional Analysis of Sustainability Problems with E. Ostrom, A. Vatn and D. Bromley, Stará Lesná, Slovakia, 17. – 29. 6. (summer school with the focus on institutional ecological economics)


IHDP-APN 2006 International Dimensions of Global Environmental Change: Water, Trade and the Environment, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 13. – 26. 10. (research stay with the focus on institutional aspects of climate change)


Ludwig von Mises Institute, Auburn, USA (research fellowship focused on the comparison of economic theories relevant for the field of the environment)


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA (short-term stage within the Czech-US research activity - Response to Disaster: Environmental Learning and Capacity Development in the Czech Republic)




Vice-dean for Research, Faculty of Social and Economic Studies, University of J. E. Purkyne in Usti nad Labem


Faculty of Social and Economic Studies, University of J. E. Purkyne in Usti nad Labem


Executive director of IEEP – Institute for Economic and Environmental Policy at the University of Economics, Prague


Department of Environmental Economics, Faculty of Public Administration, University of Economics in Prague


Prognostic Institute of Slovak Academy of Science, Bratislava


Department of Institutional Economics, Faculty of Public Administration, University of Economics in Prague




member of the working group Gender- and climate-just Cities and Urban Regions  coordinated by ARL, Academy for Territorial Development in the Leibniz Association, Germany (membership in scientific association)


Associated Editor of international journal WIRES Water (membership in editorial board)


LAND4CLIMATE: Utilization of private land for mainstreaming nature-based solution in the systemic transformation towards a climate-resilient Europe (coordinator of the research team, Horizon Europe)


Evaluation of hazard-mitigating hybrid infrastructure under climate change scenarios (coordinator of the research team, Czech Grant Agency)


The nature and dynamics of local land use conflicts in a polyrational arena, Czech Grant Agency, 2020 – 2022 (member of the research team)


LAND4FLOOD: Natural Flood Retention on Private Land (COST Action)


STRIMA II: Saxon-Czech Flood Risk Management(Interreg, Goal 3)


Individual and organizational decision-making in environmental risk reduction: determinants, motivations and efficiency

Czech Science Foundation


Economic Instruments for the Sustainable Management of Rain Water in Cities

Technology Agency of the Czech Republic


CrossFloods: Cross-border Management of Flood Risks 

Ministry of Education Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic


Modification of Payments for Surface Water Withdrawals to Increase the Effectiveness of Water Uses in the CR 

Technology Agency of the Czech Republic


Modification of Payments for Surface Water Withdrawals to Increase the Effectiveness of Water Uses in the CR 

Technology Agency of the Czech Republic


ESOM: Natural Capital of Eastern Ore Mountains



REFRESH: Adaptive Strategies to Mitigate the Impacts of Climate Change on European Freshwater Ecosystems

7th EU FP


EcoFINDERS: Ecological Function and Biodiversity Indicators in European Soils

7th EU FP


SE CLIMATE: Socio-economic Analysis of Climate Change Impacts on Water Management in the CR 

The Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic


GoverNat: Multi-level Governance of Natural Resources: Tools and Processes for Water and Biodiversity Governance in Europe

6th EU FP

2022 Raška, P., Bezak, N., Ferreira, C. S. S., Kalantari, Z., … Slavíková, L., Hartmann, T. (2022). Identifying barriers for nature-based solutions in flood risk management: An interdisciplinary overview using expert community approach. Journal of Environmental Management, 310. https://doi-org.silk.library.umass.edu/10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.114725
Hudson, P., Raška, P., Macháč, J., Slavíková, L. (2022). Balancing the interaction between urban regeneration and flood risk management – A cost benefit approach in Ústí nad Labem. Land Use Policy 120, 106276
2021 Krkoška Lorencová, E., Slavíková, L., Emmer, A., Vejchodská, E., Rybová, K., Vačkářová, D. 2021. Stakeholder engagement and institutional context features of the ecosystem-based approaches in urban adaptation planning in the Czech Republic. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 58/March 2021, 126955. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2020.126955
2020 Slavíková, L., Hartmann, T., Thaler, T. 2020. Paradoxes of financial schemes for resilient flood recovery of households. WIREs Water. https://doi.org/10.1002/wat2.1497
Moss, T., Bouleau, G., Albiac, J., Slavikova, L. 2020. The EU Water Framework Directive Twenty Years On: Introducing the Special Issue. Water Alternatives 13/3, 446-457.
Slavíková, L., Smutná, Z., Žambochová, M., Valentinov, V. 2020. Public and community conservation of biodiversity – rivalry or cooperation? GeoScape 14/1, 36-46.
Raška, P., Warachowska, W., Slavíková, L., Aubrechtová, T. 2020. Expectations, disappointments, and individual responses: Imbalances in multilevel flood risk governance revealed by public survey. Journal of Flood Risk Management, e12615. DOI: 10.1111/jfr3.12615.
2019 Hartman, T., Slavíková, L., McCarthy, S. (2019). Nature-based Flood Risk Management on Private Land. Springer International Publishing. 228 p. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-23842-1.


Slavíková, L., Raška, P., Banasik, K., Barta, M., Kis, A., Kohnova, S. et al. (2019). Approaches to state flood recovery funding in Visegrad Group Countries. Environmental Hazards 19/3, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/17477891.2019.1667749.


Slavíková, L., Raška, P., Kopáček, M. (forthcoming) Mayors and "their" land: Revealing approaches to flood risk management in small municipalities. Journal of Flood Risk Management, https://doi.org/10.1111/jfr3.12474


Slavíková, L. 2018. Effects of government flood expenditures: the problem of crowding‐out. Journal of Flood Risk Management 11/1: 95-104. DOI:10.1111/jfr3.12265


Slavíková, L., Vojáček, O., Smejkal, T. 2017. Artificial shortage of surface water: how can water demand management mitigate the scarcity problem? Water and Environment Journal 31/1: 12-19. doi:10.1111/wej.12217


Jager, N., Challies, E.,... Slavíková, L. et al. 2016. Transforming European Water Governance? Participation and River Basin Management under the EU Water Framework Directive in 13 Member States. Water 8/4: 156.


Vejchodská, E., Slavíková, L., Malý, V. 2016. Evaluating the Regulatory Burden: Pollutant Release and Transfer Reporting Costs. Prague Economic Papers. DOI: 10.18267/j.pep.583