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In recent years, the amount of waste water treated by processes of secondary or tertiary treatment increased, while the amount with primary treatment decreased. The amount of wastewater that was treated with secondary treatment processes, has, since 2003, increased by 211% or 38 million m3(in 2003) to 81 million m3(in 2012). Tertiary wastewater treatment was almost nonexistent in Slovenia in 2003, while in 2012 37% of all treated wastewater, or 48 million m3 wastewater was treated by tertiary processes.

Environmental indicators in Slovenia

The web portal Environmental Indicators in Slovenia provides access to over 100 indicators which use graphs, maps and comments to present the environmental trends in Slovenia. The indicators are organized into thematic groups – chapters covering environmental components (e.g. water, air), environmental issues (e.g. climate change, nature protection, loss of biodiversity, waste management) and the incorporation of environmental content in the formulation of sector policies (e.g. transport, agriculture, tourism, energy, instruments of environmental policy). The indicators represent one of the four pillars of our environmental reporting, based on the demands in article 106 of the Environment Protection Act (Official Gazette of the RS, No. 41/2004 with changes). Based on numerical data, they indicate state, characteristics and trends of environmental development in Slovenia. They are produced via interlinkages among the data and observations as shown on Figure 1. More

Figure 1: Information Pyramid
Source: EIONET-SI, 2007