This is the
development version of the integral digital information on the waters
of Slovenia. The system is called 'Eurowaternet - Slovenia' (EWN-SI).
It is the result of the ' Eurowaternet implementation in Slovenia' project
developed within the framework of EIONET-SI.
There were folowing projects:
EUROWATERNET in Slovenia, I. phase (SLO)
- II. Phase (Emissions) (SLO)
for the SEA in Slovenia (SLO)
The EWN-SI is the system of aggregated, verified and logically integrated
information on Slovene waters. Data sources are national information
evidence and monitoring systems. The gathered information in the EWN-SI
is a basis for the calculation of indicators,
with which the efficiency of water environment protection policy in
Slovenia will be tested. Therefore, they are organised in the DPSIR
The EWN-SI is conceptually based on the Eurowaternet,
one of the components of the WATERBASE (information on European waters).
Technical guidelines for the Eurowaternet
have been issued by the European Environmental
Agency (EEA) in 1998. The system is a basis for the evaluation of
political decisions at the European level from the aspect of water protection.
It is planned that the Member states and the Accession countries (Slovenia
included) develop national information networks. With them they will
not only contribute to the European water information network, but also
support their national needs for exchange of information, production
of reports and will
enable the public an access to them. The Eurowaternet was conceived
as a "sampler" of the existing national monitoring and information
databases, thus enabling it to collect the data on the state of European
waters and the pressures on the water environments through the known
statistical power and precision.
For that sort of reporting in Slovenia we included:
- 19 stations for monitoring rivers flow,
- 24 stations for monitoring rivers quality,
- 24 stations for monitoring groundwaters level,
- 41 stations for monitoring groundwaters quality,
- 5 stations in 2 lakes for monitoring lakes quality and
- 10 stations for monitoring sea quality
It is based on catchments
and geographical information systems. The same as the Eurowaternet,
the EWN-SI gives information on the pressures on water bodies and on
the status of water environment resources in Slovenia. At the same time
it gives general information on all surface and
groundwater water bodies in Slovenia and other to the system DPSIR related
basic information. With the development of the system, users will be
able to get even more information (meteorological, hydrological, water
use, point and disperse pollution, dangerous substances in water, quality
of drinking and bathing water, ecological status, ...).