Slovenia, situated by the Adriatic Sea is bordered by Austria, Croatia, Hungary and Italy. In terms of terrain, it has an alpine mountain region adjacent to Italy and Austria and mixed mountains and valleys with numerous rivers to the east. The climate is Mediterranean on the coast whereas the eastern region is experiencing a continental climate with mild to hot summers and cold winters. Slovenia is rich in lignite coal, lead, zinc and building stone.

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Frequent flooding
  • Sava River polluted with domestic and industrial waste
  • Pollution of coastal waters with heavy metals and toxic chemicals
  • Forest damage near Koper from air pollution and acid rain

Contact GWP Slovenia

Ms. Martina Zupan   

More Information

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