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Water Management Institute

Vodno gospodarski inštitut (VGI)

The Water Management Institute was established in 2009, when the Chair of Fluid Mechanics with Laboratory and the Institute of Sanitary Engineering decided to pool their efforts for a better interdisciplinary realisation of their research work in a joint research institute within the Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering. An important milestone in the Institute’s work is January 2012, when the first international projects from the scientific areas of both founding chairs were launched. Such arrangement enabled a transparent inclusion of researchers from other Slovenian institutions into research groups within individual projects, as well as the integration of special knowledge required for successful application to different EU projects and their implementation.The Water Management Institute was established in 2009, when the Chair of Fluid Mechanics with Laboratory and the Institute of Sanitary Engineering decided to pool their efforts for a better interdisciplinary realisation of their research work in a joint research institute within the Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering. An important milestone in the Institute’s work is January 2012, when the first international projects from the scientific areas of both founding chairs were launched. Such arrangement enabled a transparent inclusion of researchers from other Slovenian institutions into research groups within individual projects, as well as the integration of special knowledge required for successful application to different EU projects and their implementation.

The Institute is chaired by Prof. Dr. Franci Steinman, and his deputy is Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dušan Žagar. The number of employed researchers depends on the scope of international projects. A researcher can hold full-time, part-time or supplementary position at different projects. The Institute’s researchers are: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tjaša Griessler Bulc, Assist. Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Krivograd Klemenčič, Assist. Prof. Dr. Primož Banovec, Assist. Prof. Dr. Tom Bajcar, Assist. Dr. Sabina Kolbl, Assist. Dr. Daniel Kozelj, Assist. Dr. Matej Uršič, Dr. Lidija Globevnik, Dr. Mateja Škerjanec, Sen. Lect. Gašper Rak and professional associates Klara Jarni, Miha Žitnik, Matej Cerk, Ajda Cilenšek, Maja Koprivšek, Luka Snoj and Vesna Vidmar.

Head of the Chair:

Prof. Dr. Franci Steinman

Educational activity

Different knowledge acquired from the European research projects is in many cases an excellent basis for the preparation of PhD theses. For this reason, an increasing number of researchers successfully defend their theses after finished projects. In this way the innovative, high level of implemented research project is confirmed, although indirectly.

Research and professional activity

Research themes of the Water Management Institute are very wide, as is the area of integral water management, and deal with waters and aquatic environment as:

  • vital resource and habitat,
  • condition for the development of society, as raw material for a number of activities,
  • source of risks or their direct cause (floods, draughts, sleet, etc.), or as trigger of other processes (landslides, etc.);and also from the area of the protection of aquatic environment and public services:
    • drinking water and technological water supply,
    • drainage and treatment of polluted waters,
    • protection and improvement of water conditions and built water bodies,
    • environmental engineering and integral management of natural and secondary raw materials. 

The Institute’s research activity is presented below with the logos of only some of the projects in different programme environments. Detailed descriptions of these projects, the contents of the research, the participating research institutions and the achieved results are available on the Internet. As can be seen, the Institute participates in numerous projects, those of the EU Framework Programmes, regional programmes (Interreg, Alpine Space, etc.) and bilateral projects (e.g. SI-AT).

zaposleni telefon email
doc. dr. Primož Banovec, univ. dipl. inž. grad. +386 1 4254 052 primoz.banovec@fgg.uni-lj.si
Matej Cerk, univ. dipl. inž. grad. +386 1 4254 052 matej.cerk@fgg.uni-lj.si
Ajda Cilenšek, univ. dipl. inž. vod. in kom. inž. +386 1 4254 052 ajda.cilensek@fgg.uni-lj.si
asist. dr. Daniel Kozelj, univ. dipl. inž. vod. in kom. inž. +386 1 4254 052, 201 daniel.kozelj@fgg.uni-lj.si
Uroš Lesjak, univ. dipl. inž. grad. +386 1 4254 052 uros.lesjak@fgg.uni-lj.si