Department of Quantity of Surface Water Banská Bystrica


The main activities of the department:

  • performance of activities of Partial Monitoring System "Water" - subsystem Quantitative indicators of surface water in the river basins Hron, Ipeľ and Slaná,
  • establishment and operation of automatic monitoring stations conducted by the project POVAPSYS:
  • management of operation and measurement process in the surface waters monitoring network,
  • providing maintenance, construction and modernization of objects of observation and measurement devices
  • searching for sites and volunteer observers, including their training, methodological management and controlling of their activities,
  • metrological documentation and creating of a database of objects and measuring devices,
  • collection, validation, processing and evaluation of observed quantitative features of surface water and preparing of data for archiving in the archive and the electronical database,
  • cooperation in monitoring, discharge measurements and assessment of quantitative features of surface water on border rivers with professional institutions of neighboring countries,
  • providing of monitored data and information about surface water, expertise, expert opinions and studies
  • updating and verification of hydrological characteristics, design parameters for water planning, decision-making activities, protection and rational use of water as well as for other activities relating to the surface water resources;
  • solving of research and development tasks in the hydrology of surface waters in the frame of the constitutional, national and international projects.

Mgr. Robert Chriašteľ

Head of Department



Department of Quantity of surface waters Banská Bystrica
Regional branch SHMÚ
Zelená 5, P.O. Box 1,
974 04 Banská Bystrica
Slovak Republic
Tel: + 421 48 472 96 54
Fax: + 421 48 413 8545