Catalogue of Flood Events in Slovenia

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.

Updating the Integrated Maps of Floods

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).

Preliminary Identification of Key Inundation Areas of High Waters in the Area of Slovenia

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).