Slovenia

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Slovenia is part of:
Europe & CIS · South East Europe ·
Water Basins of Slovenia:
Danube · Drava · Isonozo · Sava ·
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Capital Ljubljana
Neighbouring Countries Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Italy
Total Area 20,273 km2
  - Water 122 km2 (0.60%) / 60 m2/ha
  - Land 20,151 km2
Coastline 46.6 km
Population 2,066,814 (97 inhab./km2)
HDIA 0.923 (2007)
Gini CoefficientA 28.4 (1995)
Nominal GDPB $57,010 million
GDP (PPP) Per CapitaB $30,800
National UN Presence
Land UseC
  - Cultivated Land 2,007 km2 (9.96%)
     - Arable 1,719 km2 (8.53%)
     - Permanent Crops 288 km2 (1.43%)
     - Irrigated 30 km2
  - Non cultivated 184,985 km2 (90.04%)
Average Annual RainfallD 1162 mm
Renewable Water ResourcesE 32.1 km3
Water WithdrawalsF km3/yr
  - For Agricultural Use n/a
  - For Domestic Use n/a
  - For Industrial Use n/a
  - Per Capita m3
Population with safe access to
  - Improved Water Source n/a
     - Urban population n/a
     - Rural population n/a
  - Improved Sanitation n/a
     - Urban population n/a
     - Rural population n/a
References & Remarks
A UNDP Human Development Report
B CIA World Factbook and Wikipedia
C CIA World Factbook Country Profiles
D Aquastat - FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture
E CIA World Factbook
F Earthtrends

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> Sector Assessment | Sector Coordination | Donor Profile

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Country Profile: Climate, Geography, Socio-Economic Context

Country Profile: Water Bodies and Resources

Slovenia is a country rich in water resources. Rainfall during an average year amounts to 1,500 mm, reaching 3,000 mm in the west and 800 mm in the east. From a total average precipitation of 32.2 billion m3/year, about 18.7 billion m3 drain into the rivers (of which approximately 80% flow to the Danube and almost 20% to the Adriatic Sea). The remaining precipitation infiltrates groundwater or evaporates.

The water abstracted from groundwater aquifers and springs is used for public supply. Water balances for individual aquifers are not available. The used aquifers are mostly shallow and located in the gravel beds along the valleys, where urbanization, industry and agriculture are concentrated. A large quantity of water from rainfall and runoff infiltrates the Karstic aquifers.

Groundwater in gravel bed aquifers is located in the proximity of water users and easily tapped. The disadvantage of these sources is their exposure to the effects of urbanization, and to other environmental impacts which are difficult to control. These aquifers are located in geological formations of the Miocene to Quaternary era. They are mostly unconfined, with a relatively shallow water level. They replenish directly through the unsaturated zone and also by direct infiltration along rivers.

The south-western part of Slovenia (about 44% of the total territory) is geologically composed of carbonate rock, i.e. limestone and dolomite, the Karst region. Large underground flows occur in its fractured formations. High fluctuations of the water-table, particularly in dry periods, severely restrict direct pumping from these aquifers for water-supply. Thus, any use of water from these aquifers occurs from spring discharges, flowing along faults. Aquifers are explored by the Slovene Geological Survey, which keeps most of the information concerning their characteristics, water balances and potential uses.

Country Profile: Legal and Institutional Environment

Country Profile: Water Sector Coordination

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Country Profile: Trends in Water Use, Management and Sanitation

Country Profile: Challenges and Opportunities

Articles

Recently updated articles on Slovenia
  1. Slovenia MDG Report 2004 ‎(3,092 views) . . Katy.norman
  2. Slovenia: A Case Study - Related Best Practice or Lessons Learned in Water and Sanitation ‎(2,464 views) . . Katy.norman
  3. Slovenia/publications ‎(814 views) . . WikiBot
  4. Slovenia/who is who ‎(1,055 views) . . WikiBot
  5. Slovenia/Maps ‎(1,249 views) . . WikiBot
  6. Slovenia/articles ‎(949 views) . . WikiBot
  7. Slovenia/projects ‎(906 views) . . WikiBot
  8. Effective Water Governance: Action through Partnership in Central and Eastern Europe ‎(2,804 views) . . Katy.norman
  9. Read more about water resources in Slovenia ‎(1,417 views) . . Katy.norman


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Projects and Case Studies

Projects in or about Slovenia

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  1. Strengthening the Implementation Capacities for Nutrient Reduction and Transboundary Cooperation in the Danube River Basin ‎(13,962 views) . . WikiBot
  2. Capacity and Community Building for Industrial Water Stewardship in the Danube/Black Sea region ‎(3,412 views) . . WikiBot


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Publications

5 most recently updated publications on Slovenia
  1. Slovenia Country Profile for the Johannesburg Summit 2002 ‎(2,826 views) . . Katy.norman
  2. Slovenia, Sanitation Country Profile ‎(3,416 views) . . Katy.norman
  3. Slovenia, Freshwater Country Profile ‎(2,804 views) . . Katy.norman
  4. Slovenia Environmental Performance Review, Chapter 5 ‎(2,300 views) . . Katy.norman


5 most popular publications on Slovenia
  1. Slovenia, Sanitation Country Profile ‎(3,416 views) . . Katy.norman
  2. Slovenia Country Profile for the Johannesburg Summit 2002 ‎(2,826 views) . . Katy.norman
  3. Slovenia, Freshwater Country Profile ‎(2,804 views) . . Katy.norman
  4. Slovenia Environmental Performance Review, Chapter 5 ‎(2,300 views) . . Katy.norman


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Who is Who

People working in Slovenia

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Organizations working in Slovenia
  1. International Sava River Basin Commission ‎(1,687 views) . . WikiBot
  2. International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River ‎(4,735 views) . . Katy.norman


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References

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