Students of Biotechnical Secondary School Nova Gorica visit Vipava River Basin
As part of the BeWater awareness campaign, on 15th April 2015, the representatives of the Institute for Water of the Republic of Slovenia presented the BeWater Project and organized field trip to the Vipava River Basin for students of Biotechnical Secondary School Nova Gorica.
The presentation of BeWater Project, the status of the Vipava River and sustainable water management practices was attended by 30 students of 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade, course Nature Protection Technician. Following the presentation, the IWRS representatives, the students and the teachers visited the Vipava River Basin.
The field trip started at the Hubelj Spring where the students were able to get familiar with the characteristics and meaning of the Hubelj Spring carries for local people and for the natural area of Vipava Valley. The students visited the Hubelj Water Plant where drinking water purification process was presented by local experts.
The next stop was at the location where a new water reservoir Košivec will be constructed. The expert from the Institute of the RS for Nature Conservation presented the natural characteristics of the area, which is a part of a wider ecologically relevant area called Trnovski gozd-Nanos.
The last stop of the field trip were meanders on the Vipava river where the students were given the chance to understand the role of meanders for preservation of the Vipava river flora and fauna, as well as the importance of meanders for local inhabitants.
Photos: Mojca Novak Simonič, ŠCNG, Manca Magjar, IzVRS