Flood forecasting system upgrade for Slovenia’s largest rivers

Optimised decision support through reliable forecasts and well-trained staff

Slovenia is a mountainous country which experiences frequent floods. The high costs resulting from flood damage call for the implementation of an efficient early warning system. In close collaboration with ARSO (Slovenian Environmental Agency, Hydrology and State of the Environment Office), an existing system was upgraded to ensure that fast and reliable forecasts are easily available and to enable timely and targeted precautionary measures against floods. Early action is expected to reduce the present financial costs from flood damage by up to one third.