Institute for Water of the Republic of Slovenia
Institute for Water of the Republic of Slovenia (IzVRS) is a specialized professional organization for water resources management and freshwater and maritime engineering. It provides wide range of services from research work, studies, environmental and risk assessments, consulting up to final design.
IzVRS has been founded in the early sixties, under the name Water Management Institute, with the transfer of activities on water management from Republic Water Board and Design bureau from Port of Koper and existing Hydraulic Laboratory, the later established in 1937. Three departments, Water Management Department and Department for Maritime Engineering and Hydraulic Laboratory have been set up. The Hydraulic Laboratory operates from January 1996 again as independent company.
Water Management Department elaborates water management and hydrological studies and legal regulations which serve Republic of Slovenia and its executive office Ministry for Agriculture and the Environment for preparation and adaptation to EU regulations of respective legislation including surface and underground water protection and quality restoration and provides conceptual to final design of water supply and treatment, ameliorations, irrigations, accumulations, retentions, river regulations, floods and erosion protection, solid waste disposal and waste water treatment. All site hydrological measurements and biological measurements are available.
Other LIFE projects of the Institute:
- Natura 2000 v Sloveniji – upravljavski modeli in informacijski sistem / Natura 2000 in Slovenia – management models and information system
- Ohranjanje in upravljanje sladkovodnih mokrišč v Sloveniji / Conservation and Management of Freshwater Wetlands in Slovenia – WETMAN
- Varstvo biodiverzitete reke Mure v Sloveniji / Conservation of the biodiversity of the Mura river in Slovenia - BIOMURA
Inštitut za vode Republike Slovenije
Hajdrihova cesta 28c, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija
Phone: 00 386 1 47 75 300
Contact person for the LIFE+ project: Igor Kovačič igor.kovacic@ izvrs.si