Institute for Water of the Republic of Slovenia (IZVRS)

Institute for Water of the Republic of Slovenia (hereinafter referred to 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.

IzVRS disposes with modern office facilities in the part of Ljubljana where most Faculties and Institutes are situated. It is easy accessible by road and public transportation and offers sufficient parking space. Over 90% of employees are professionals with B.Sc degree and above with excellent or good knowledge of English, German or Italian language. IzVRS is equipped with modern computers, mostly PC and sophisticated software purchased or partly developed in collaboration of university institutes. Telephone / facsimile and Internet connections are provided. IzVRS has managed or participated in water management and other projects in many corners of the World such as Pakistan, Indonesia, India, New Zealand, Peru, Tunisia, Mauritania and others.

IzVRS has good experience in participation of many European level environmental programs, such are ETC/IW of European Environmental Agency, PHARE and Interreg.
Water Management Department elaborates water management and hydrological studies and legal regulations which serve Republic of Slovenia and its executive office Ministry for protection of Environment and regional planning 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.


Central unit
Address: Hajdrihova c. 28c, 1000 Ljubljana
Tel.: 01 47 75 300

Igor Kovačič,coordirnator
Address: Hajdrihova c. 28c, 1000 Ljubljana
Tel.: 01 47 75 306

Leading partner of the project

Project partners

Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for nature conservation Institute for Water of the Republic of Slovenia Fisheries Research Institute of Slovenia Slovenia Forest Service Municipality Ruše Municipality Kranjska Gora RTV Slovenija