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Act on rivers/watercourses (No. 789 of 2007).

Country/Territory
Denmark
Document type
Legislation
Date
2004
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Water
Keyword
Basic legislation Surface water Drainage/land reclamation Inland waters Water abstraction Enforcement/compliance Monitoring Waterworks Effluent waste water/discharge Environmental standards Pollution control Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution
Geographical area
Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, European Union Countries, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Entry into force notes
The Minister of Environment shall set date of entry into force of the Act.
Abstract

This Act applies to the use of water which can have the function of drainage, particularly surface water and waste-water, including ditches, canals, pipelines and drains, and lakes, ponds and other similar inland waters. Watercourses are classified as private and public and private landowners are allowed to lower the groundwater level on their property, in order to ensure proper drainage to existing streams. Maintenance of private and public watercourses shall be regulated by the Minister of Environment, after consultating with KL (Local Land Municipality). Public watercourses not meeting satisfactory results, may be improved by creating artificial banks, by placement of large rocks and logs, by establishing current convergers and spawning grounds.

Full text
Danish
Website
www.retsinformation.dk

References - Legislation

Amends

National Park Act (No. 946 of 2013).

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Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Order No. 408 on the management of international environment protection areas and on the protection of certain species.

Legislation | Denmark | 2007

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Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Act No. 466 of 2001 to repeal the Land Jurisdiction Act and to amend legislation in relation to abolition of Land Jurisdiction Authorities.

Legislation | Denmark | 2001

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Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act No. 564 of 2005 to amend Act on the Protection of the Marine Environment, the Act relative to watercourses, the Act relative to summer holiday dwellings and campings and various other Acts.

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Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act amending the Environmental Protection Act, the Marine Environment Protection Act and various other laws (No. 1571 of 2006).

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National Park Act (No. 533 of 2007).

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Source: FAO, FAOLEX