Predominant Pressures and Impacts
The report on predominant pressures and impacts describes human activity in the coastal area and at sea and lists the direct and indirect pressures and impacts caused by these activities. Various activities can cause physical losses in habitats, including physical damage to the seabed, environmental pressures with noise and waste, contamination by hazardous substances and nutrients and biological pressures. Pictured below is the connection between the descriptors and the elements discussed in the chapter on pressures and impacts.
The IWRS has prepared an analysis of hinterland pressures showing the results of the analysis of predominant pressures from human activity in the catchments of rivers flowing into the Slovenian sea. The analysis discusses the pressures that affect the aquatic environment. It also summarises the 2006–2010 status assessment in compliance with the Decree on Surface Water Status (OG RS, Nos. 14/2009, 98/2010) as stipulated by the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC). The primary purpose of these analyses is to show the most significant human activities in the discussed area that can impact the water status.