Beacause of the frequent flooding we need to increase attention to the floods and measures to reduce and offset their harmful consequences. Measures for flood protection can be divided into structural and non-structural. Measures can be divided also into preventive, intervention and curative measures. Decision for the type of measure, that will be implemented in order to improve flood protection,
depends on the available financial resources to implement the measure.
In the first part of thesis we presented types of flood protection measures, which are divided according to the strategies, presented in the report of the Federal Emergency Management Agency from United States (FEMA). We have closely examined the legal regulations of flood protection at European and national level, functions of the competent authorities in the concept of flood protection and especially highlighted the functionin of the organs – Enviromental Agency and the Administration for civil protection and rescue.
In the second part of the thesis, we checked how much funding are allocated each year to improve flood protection in the Republic of Slovenia. We were mostly interested in statte appropriations of the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry, responsible for defense. We checked the cost of the mandatory public water management services, costs of flood risk management plans, the cost of civil protection assistance interventions of individual municipalities, which were compared with estimated damage in these municipalities by floods. We have also reviewed data on estimated damage by floods in the past and reconstruction programs after the floods. Finally, we collected on the basis of calculated data, that more funds are allocate to intervention and curative measures such as preventive.