For the purposes of operational hydrological forecasting and hydrological analyses, the Institute for Water of the Republic of Slovenia is establishing a database called the Catalogue of Flood Events in Slovenia. The Catalogue of Flood Events will include data on surface water flood events from various professional and other reliable sources, specifically from the first accessible source and up to the last recorded flood.
In order to draw up the Flood Risk Management Plans (FRMP), the Institute for Water of the Republic of Slovenia has created a draft catalogue of structural and non-structural flood mitigation measures.
Raising Public Awareness in Areas of Significant Impact of Floods: A Non-Structural Flood Protection Measure
In 2015, as part of its activities aimed at decreasing flood risk in areas of potential significant flood risk in Slovenia, the Institute for Water of the Republic of Slovenia is organising a series of awareness raising events in collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning.
In order to implement the Decree on Conditions and Limitations for Constructions and Activities on Flood Risk Areas (Official Gazette of the RS, No. 89/08) concerning the preparation of national spatial plans of state priority, records of HH studies have been established for which both the IWRS and the Slovenian Environment Agency have issued opinions confirming their compliance with the methodology rules and a data layer at the cadastral municipality level has been developed (published in the Environmental Atlas).
Significant flood hazard areas are defined as part of flooding areas where floodwater can spill and be retained without significant damage, potentially reducing any damaging effects downstream. The Floods Directive prescribes taking into account the areas where floodwater could be retained (natural floodplains). The designation of areas is based on both relevant implementing regulations, i.e. the Decree on Drawing Up a Water Management Plan and the Rules on Mapping Methodology.
Monitoring and Assessment of the EU Bathing Water Directive (2006/7/EC) – Guidance for Member States
The IWRS is participating in the four-year Framework Service Contract for the Support to the Implementation of the Water Industry Directives ENV.D.2/FRA/2012/0013 that it entered into on September 2012 and which covers the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (91/271/EC), the Drinking Water Directive (98/83/EC) and the Bathing Water Directive (2006/7/EC).