The Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMI) is a public institution (under Ministry of the Environment), carries out a comprehensive operational, research and development activities in the area of air and water quantity and quality monitoring and assessment. Particularly, regarding the proposed Project, SHMI has an extensive experience and knowledge in performing both groundwater and surface water quality and quantity monitoring on national and transboundary levels. SHMI is also responsible for operational surface water monitoring and flood forecasting and making risk assessment analysis. SHMI participates on a number of research projects in the frame of EU Programme. Institute is also responsible for data processing from the Danube River Basin monitoring programme carried out under the ICPDR Convention. SHMI is fully involved in the activities of the EU Water Framework Directive implementation in the Slovak Republic , including the Danube River Basin .
SHMI have 523 employees, from them 130 are involved in the field of hydrological service (monitoring and assessment of water bodies).