Cost-benefit analysis (CBA) for SEA process in Slovenia - two case studies were the basis of analysis – resulted in a proposal for major change of the existing practice. Instead of approval context of SEA an integration with development planning is proposed according to best praxis in the EU, and according to expected modification of SEA Directive. Slovenian legislation is expected to change accordingly.
F.23 Development of new system-wide, normative and programme solutions, and methodsCOBISS.SI-ID: 26039591
In a special issue of the Journal of Soils and Sediments 18 selected papers are published. These papers were presented at the IASWS syposium in June 2011 in Dartington, U.K.. Most of the papers are dealing with content and transport of pollutants in sediments in different aquatic environments (rivers, lakes, marine). The published papers are dominated by research conducted at relatively large scales with in situ field measurements or sampling of sediments providing the spatial coverage. Only few papers include modeling and the use of GIS sistem. This special issue represents an additional support for students and researchers in education and those working in protection and environmental management.
C.03 Guest-associated editor
In the frame of SCOPES project, funded by the Swiss government, we organised a training course entitled “Radon in buildings – remedial actions”, in three parts in 2011 and 2012 , within which 18 participants from Slovenia have been qualified for radon remedial action consultants for existing buildings and for designing radon safe new buildings. Within the same project annual average radon concentrations have been measured in 400 homes in Slovenia
F.23 Development of new system-wide, normative and programme solutions, and methodsCOBISS.SI-ID: 25609767
Cooperation with the Office of Metrology (MIRS) in the context of "Cofinancing measurement traceability of reference standards" at the national level and EURAMET TC-Quality at the European level - reporting to ensure the traceability and management system on the O-2. 1) Jaćimović, Radojko, Horvat, Milena, bags, Polona, Stibilj, Vekoslava, Milačić, Radmila, Ščančar, Janez. Optimization of k0-NAA method for samples of sediments, soil and sewage sludge: a report on the development project MIRS for 2011 (JSI work report, 10,909). 2012th [COBISS.SI-ID 25481511] 2) Jaćimović, Radojko, Horvat, Milena, bags, Polona, Stibilj, Vekoslava, Milačić, Radmila, Ščančar, Janez. Optimization of k0-NAA method for samples of sediments, soil and sewage sludge: a report on the development project MIRS 2012 (JSI work report, 11,104). 2012th [COBISS.SI-ID 26079783] 3) GLAVIČ-CINDRO, Denis, bags, Polona. Operation of ISO / IEC 17025 and ISO Guide 34 requirements: Modifications and operation of the QMS: QMS annual report for the year 2012 by MIRS-IJS (EURAMET G-TCQ-TMP-003). Ljubljana: Jozef Stefan Institute, 2012th 19 p., Illustrations. [COBISS.SI-ID 26549031]
D.05 Laboratory accreditation
The Division of Chemistry and the Environment (DCE) is part of the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS), and as such it is a European, scientific, non-political, non-profit-making, non-governmental organisation. Objectives and mission of the Division of Chemistry and the Environment are to represent EuCheMS in matters concerning chemistry and the environment, including green/sustainable chemistry; to contribute to the advancement of environmental chemistry and chemistry and the environment in the countries of the national member societies of the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences; to promote and support the co-operation about chemistry and the environment issues between the national chemical societies in Europe and their members; to identify important areas in science, technology and other human activities relevant to chemistry and the environment, and to stimulate actions in such fields; to address aspects of importance in or to chemistry and the environment, which need regulation, harmonisation, standardisation or codification, and to make recommendations as appropriate; to promote and support the sound application of chemistry for assessing and solving environmental issues; to enhance knowledge and awareness of the chemistry of the natural environment; encourage and inform the responsible management of the impact of anthropogenic chemicals on the environment; to encourage co-operation between environmental chemists, in particular within the countries of the member societies of EuCheMS and other international organisations such as IUPAC, ACS, ECTN and ISO; to liase with other EuCheMS bodies and chemical societies in other parts of the World concerning chemistry and the environment; to foster close contacts and co-operation of DCE with the European Commission and other relevant institutions; to use its best endeavours to promote the status of environmental chemists in general and in the countries of EuCheMS member societies in particular; to safeguard the interests of the chemistry and the environment community, especially concerning recognition and legitimisation in matters of regulation and legislation as well as decision making in economic and in social areas; to assist and strengthen quality in teaching and training of environmental chemistry in education and in daily practice; to support the transfer and exchange of knowledge in the areas of DCE expertise both within Europe and in non-European countries; to hold CHEMISTRY AND THE ENVIRONMENT CONFERENCES and other conferences, symposia and workshops; to assume a general promotion and co-ordination function for conferences, Euro-courses and other events related to chemistry and the environment, and to advocate EuCheMS support or grant DCE support as appropriate in agreement with the Constitution of EuCheMS; to disseminate information to the wider scientific community and general public about chemistry and the environment and its achievements.
D.03 Membership in foreign/international boards/committees