Basic information
Researchers involved:
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D. Naglič
Franci Petek, Ph. D.
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M. Rupert
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1 July 2004–30 June 2007

Actual research shows conflicts of interest in the use of groundwater as a natural resource. The interweaving of various activities and burdening from point and disperse sources effects the quantity and quality of groundwater. It is with this reason that it comes to irregular use and even some conflicts. Natural vulnerability of aquifers is high and internally diverse, the burdening and the pollution are high, mainly caused by urban density and condensation of various activities. The key conflicts of our gravel plains lie with drinking water in correlation to agricultural-urban activities. This can be reduced by raising awareness of all users of drinking water and of these areas as a whole. The current legislation presents a good base for handling in the aquifers areas, which is still not used in practice. Improvements will only be possible, when all stakeholders, who are planning economic activities in these areas, ascertain qualitative drinking water as the main priority. Experiences show that socio-economic structure is important for awareness and is also a result of informing and educating of all involved parties.

Humans are with their activities interweaving in the vicinity of water pumping stations.

Traffic represents an actual and potential danger for the groundwater.

Project manager at ZRC

Funded by

Slovenian Research Agency


groundwater • gravel plain • drinking water • burdening • awareness