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Libor Záruba-Pfefferman graduated from the Czech Technical University CVUT, Prague in 1935. He then worked for thirteen years in his father's firm, who was a well-known consultant and contractor, and after the nationalization of this firm, he joined a leading consultant Hydroproject in Prague until his retirement in 1975. Záruba was awarded in 2004 the Silver Medal of the city of Prague for his eminent work towards the electrification of his country.
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Záruba is considered to be the father of the Vltava cascade because he had a leading role in the design of all its major structural components incorporating a number of novel features. Most of the important dams of this scheme located south of Prague were erected in the 1950s and the 1960s. The existence and the operation of these dams has come to an end because of the aging process, such that the entire scheme has to be refurbished in the near future. His design found application in a number of hydroelectric projects and major reservoirs of Europe, Korea and China. As a United Nations expert, Záruba also carried out a technical study of the utilization of the Sava River in Croatia. He was in addition an expert in the design of inland waterways and associated structures; he also promoted the design and the execution of small hydropower stations. His work led to many patents in dam and power construction and in original solutions of lifts and docks on inland waterways. Záruba's leading moto was: “Problems are beginning to be interesting when it is said that they cannot be solved.”
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