Extension of the DeFishGear Project

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.

Consultations on the Draft 2015–2021 Water Management Plan: The IWRS is Organising Sectoral Consultations for the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning

The IWRS is preparing sectoral consultations on incorporating the needs of individual sectors into the Water Management Plan. Three sectoral consultations will be organised in Ljubljana for the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning – for agriculture (22 October 2015), the energy sector (28 October) and water regulation (30 October).

Eight Regional Consultations on the Draft 2015–2021 Water Management Plan Organised by the IWRS for the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning

The Institute for Water planned, organised and carried out eight regional consultations on the draft 2015–2021 Water Management Plan for the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning. The eight consultations discussed the river basins of the Sava (lower, middle and upper), Drava, Mura and Savinja and the catchment areas of the Soča and the Adriatic rivers including the sea.