Programme

2022 WATER DAYS
PROGRAMME

Thursday, 13 October 2022

8.30–9.00 Registration of participants
SYMPOSIUM OPENING
9.00–9.30 Introductory addresses
Marjetka Levstek, PhD, Chair of the Slovenian Association for Water Protection (SDZV)
Uroš Brežan, Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning
 
9.30–11.00 WATER – MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE
9.30–9.45 Understanding groundwater at local and global scale
Prof. Mihael Brenčič, PhD, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering
9.45–10.00 Value of water: if it is hidden, it will be overlooked
Stanka Cerkvenik, MSc, Institute of Public Services
10.00–10.15 Water - an invisible phenomenon in political thought
Assoc. Prof. Andrej A. Lukšič, PhD, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Political Theory, Institute of Ecology
10.15–10.30 Overlooked international legal aspects of interventions in water and aquatic environments during their implementation
Prof. Vasilka Sancin, PhD, and Urška Stopar, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Law
10.30–11.00 Round table
Moderated by Pavel Gantar, PhD
 
11.00–11.30 Break
 
11.30–13.15 WATER RESOURCES AND DRINKING WATER
11.30–12.00 Experiences and benefits of the implementation of the ISO22000 standard in a large water supply system 1
Meritxell Minoves, Aigües de Barcelona, Spain
12.00–12.15 Anthropogenic impacts on groundwater quantities in Slovenia
Peter Frantar, PhD, Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, Slovenian Environment Agency
12.15–12.30 Problems of drinking water supply as the consequence of the environmental accident at the company Melamin in Kočevje
Antun Gašparac, Hydrovod, d. o. o.
12.30–12.45 A new method for faecal source tracking in water
Matjaž Retelj, MSc, National Laboratory of Health, Environement and Food
12.45–13.15 Round table
Moderated by Brigita Jamnik, PhD
 
13.15–15.00 Lunch
 
15.00–17.00 "WATER" CAFÉ – MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE
Moderated by Stanka Cerkvenik, MSc
 
19.30 Dinner

Friday, 14 October 2022

9.00–11.00 WASTEWATER DISCHARGE AND TREATMENT
9.00–9.30 Danish approach to handling of hospital wastewater - from a pollution problem to new water resources 1
Kristina Buus Kjær, MSc, DHI A/S, Denmark
9.30–10.00 Testing of private sewer connections – why and how? 1
Wendy Francken, VLARIO, Belgium
10.00–10.15 Adaptation of urban areas to extreme rainfall for stormwater control
Matej Radinja, PhD, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, and Maja Štajdohar, MSc, Ljubljana Public Utility Company
10.15–10.30 Monitoring the impact of municipal and industrial treatment plants on the ecological status of watercourses in Slovenia
Aleksandra Krivograd Klemenčič, PhD, Ministry of Environement and Spatial Planning, Slovenian Environment Agency
10.30–11.00 Round table
Moderated by Mojca Vrbančič, MSc
 
11.00–11.30 Break
 
11.30–13.00 WATER IN NATURE – TOWARDS NEW MANAGEMENT METHODS
11.30–11.45 Challenges in groundwater conservation, the hidden natural heritage of Slovenia
Asst. Prof. Cene Fišer, PhD, University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty
11.45–12.00 Spatial distribution analysis of multispectral contaminants in the Ljubljana Basin waters
Ines Vidmar, PhD, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering
12.00–12.15 Inland water science involving citizens
Asst. Prof. Tina Eleršek, PhD, National Institute of Biology
12.15–12.30 Understanding of river environment changes by combining remote sensing and anthropological research
Liza Stančič, ZRC SAZU, Institute of Anthropological and Spatial Studies
12.30–13.00 Round table
Moderated by Prof. Mihael J. Toman, PhD
 
13.00–14.00 CONCLUDING THOUGHTS ON VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE WATER

1  The lecture will be given in English and online.