Integral burdening in gravel plains

Basic Info


Groundwater is an important natural resource for providing drinking water to the population. The main quantities of water are in gravel plains, as well as in Ljubljansko polje, which attracts various economic activities. Integral burdening is a result of various pressures on the environment within different regions. The knowledge of the characteristics and the dispersion of urbanisation, industry and agriculture, taking into account various self-cleaning abilities of the environment, is needed for integrated measures for preserving groundwater quality.

The quality of river water is important, because it flows into the groundwater.

Fertilization is prohibited during the winter, because during this period a lot of nitrogen compositions flow into the groundwater.

Monography Public Awareness of Drinking Water (author: Aleš Smrekar)


Project type
fundamental project

gravel plain
integral burdening
Ljubljansko polje