From 2016 to 2018, nine project partners from six different Alpine countries had been working together to improve river management and better integrate and balance various human activities with ecosystem conservation. A lot of methods and practices have been analysed, further developed and applied as “adapted models” in SPARE’s five pilot areas: Dora Baltea in Italy, Drôme in France, Inn-Engadine in Switzerland, Soča in Slovenia and Steyr in Austria. The mutual exchange of data, knowledge and experiences in the pilot areas as well as the monitoring and evaluation of these processes feed into common strategies and guidelines.
The Institute for Water designs practical water management solutions for public institutions
These solutions are based on studies and allow long-term good water status.
River Basin Adaptation Conference was held on between 7th and 8th March 2017 placed in Nova Gorica. This was the final conference of the project BeWater with full title “Making society an active participant in water adaptation to global change.”
On World water day, 22nd March 2017, we present the Interreg Alpine space HyMoCARES project – Alpine rivers are working for us.
Water borders do not exist. The Institute for Water collaborates and shares knowledge in
numerous cross-border projects.
We frequently cooperate with institutions from other European countries.
COHENET – Achieving coherent networks of marine protected areas: analysis of the situation in the Mediterranean Sea
Institute for Water of the Repulic of Slovenia (IzVRS) is a regional partner in the COHENET project. The project is led by Belgian consultant ARCADIS, together with Italian Consorzio per il coordinamento delle richerche inerenti al sistema lagunare di Venezia – CORILA. Instituto Espanol de Oceanografia (Spain) and Hellenic Centre...
In January 2017, the international DanubeSediment project was launched. Goal of the project is to improve the sediment management in the Danube River and its tributaries. IzVRS will collaborate with other institutions in preparation of issues within work packages W2, W3, W4, W5 and W6, but will be mainly focus...
HyMoCARES: Hydromorphological assessment and management at the basin scale for the Conservation of Alpine Rivers and related Ecosystem Services
Starting in 2017, HYMOCARES – Hydromorphological assessment and management at basin scale for the Conservation of Alpine Rivers and related Ecosystem Services, is being carried out with a purpose to enhance the hydromorphological state of the rivers in the Alpine area.
The Institute for Water provides a wide variety of efficient water management solutions
for institutions and the economy.
Expert bases for determining the priorities of the Republic of Slovenia in the field of environment and efficient use of resources and identification of the themes that are most suitable for co-financing from the LIFE program
In the framework of the project task, we prepared guidelines on the thematic priorities from the Multi-annual LIFE work program for the period 2014–2017 in the priority area Environment and efficient use of resources, and Environmental management and information for Lot 1: water, including the marine environment. The thematic priorities...
Remote sensing of large river hydromorphological characteristics and impact assessment on biotic communities
The project’s aim is to identify and compare impacts of different stressors (hydromorphological alterations, pollution, land use), acting on different spatial scales (reach, segment, catchment), on benthic macroinvertebrate and fish communities in Slovenian large rivers, as well as to analyse the comparability between field survey and remote sensing based hydromorphological...
In this project our task is to monitor the impact of hydropower plant operation on river Soča ecological status/potential, specifically on biological quality elements, hydrological, and physico-chemical quality elements according to the current legislation.