In January 2016, the IWRS staff will be moving to a new location – Dunajska cesta 156, Ljubljana.
We were notified in early December 2015 by the IPA Adriatic Programme that the DeFishGear project (Derelict fishing gear management system in the Adriatic region) has been extended to September 2016. The DeFishGear project was conceived in response to the lack of knowledge and understanding of marine litter.
The Institute for Water has completed the study Assessment of the Status of the Border and the Interior Section of the Mura River Including Planned Measures. The Slovenian analysis of the border section served as the foundation for the presentation of positions at the bilateral commission of Slovenia and Austria.
On Wednesday, 11 November 2015, the Institute for Water will hold a Council meeting. At the meeting, the Council members will discuss the 2016 work plan. They will review the Institute’s business performance in the first nine months of 2015.
The exhibition is on display between August 1st and 31th 2016 in the lobby of IBC – International Business Center in Šempeter pri Novi Gorici.
Hydromorphology – the Study of the Hydromorphological Characteristics of Surface Water and the Changes in the Hydromorphological Processes and Characteristics Resulting from Various Disturbances of the Aquatic Environment
With the increasing demand for water for irrigation, power generation, breeding of aquatic organisms and activities affecting water and waterside land due to settlement, development of transport infrastructure and agricultural land use, man has caused numerous changes to the natural hydromorphological characteristics. Many barriers and dams were built, interrupting the characteristic longitudinal flow continuity, more often than not making the corridors narrower and depriving the rivers of their natural channel patterns. Variegated riverbeds have in many cases been replaced with rectangular and trapezoidal shapes, while their banks and beds have been reinforced using rigid materials.