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Water Act.

Country/Territory
Slovakia
Document type
Legislation
Date
2004
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Water
Keyword
Basic legislation Authorization/permit Early warning system/emergency intervention system Flood Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Freshwater resources management Water supply Potable water Surface water Water quality standards Groundwater
Geographical area
Eastern Europe, Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, European Union Countries
Entry into force notes
This Act entered into force on 1 July 2004.
Abstract

The Water Act creates conditions for: (a) comprehensive protection of water, including aquatic ecosystems; (b) maintaining or improving the state of waters; (c) efficient, economical and sustainable use of water; (d) the management of basins and improvement of the quality of the environment and its components; (e) reducing the adverse effects of floods and drought; (f) ensuring the functions of watercourses; (g) the safety of waterworks; (h) the use of water in view of its strategic and security significance for the State, the public interest and food security of the State. This Act regulates the rights and obligations of natural persons and legal entities with respect to water and immovable property related to water protection. Furthermore, the present Act regulates conditions for the transport of water taken from bodies located on the territory of the Slovak Republic across the border of the Slovak Republic for personal consumption and for the provision of humanitarian and emergency assistance.

Full text
Slovak
Website
www.zakonypreludi.sk

References - Legislation

Implements

Council Directive 91/676/EEC concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources.

Legislation | 1991

Keyword: Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Soil pollution/quality, Fertilizers/nutrients, Protection of environment, Farming, Organic waste, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 91/271/EEC concerning urban waste water treatment.

Legislation | 1991

Keyword: Pollution control, Effluent waste water/discharge, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Surface water, Waste domestic sources, Waste non-domestic sources, Basin/catchment/watershed

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 98/83/EC on the quality of water intended for human consumption.

Legislation | 1998

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Standards, Water supply, Water quality standards, Monitoring, Pesticides

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy.

Legislation | 2000

Keyword: Freshwater resources management, Marine pollution, Potable water, Toxicity/poisoning, Food quality control/food safety, Basic legislation, Pollution control, Effluent waste water/discharge, Hazardous substances, Data collection/reporting, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Surface water, Groundwater, Water quality standards, Water conservation zone, Registration, River basin institution, Institution, Basin/catchment/watershed, Right to water, Transboundary effects, International relations/cooperation, Sustainable development, Sustainable use, Pesticides, Human rights

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2006/118/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of groundwater against pollution and deterioration.

Legislation | 2006

Keyword: Groundwater, Basic legislation, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Water quality standards, Effluent waste water/discharge, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2008/105/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on environmental quality standards in the field of water policy, amending and subsequently repealing Council Directives 82/176/EEC, 83/513/EEC, 84/156/EEC, 84/491/EEC, 86/280/EEC and amending Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.

Legislation | 2008

Keyword: Marine pollution, Potable water, Toxicity/poisoning, Food quality control/food safety, Pollution control, Effluent waste water/discharge, Hazardous substances, Water quality standards, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Surface water, Pesticides

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2006/7/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the management of bathing water quality and repealing Directive 76/160/EEC.

Legislation | 2006

Keyword: Marine pollution, Pollution control, Monitoring, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Recreational water use

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2008/56/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for community action in the field of marine environmental policy (Marine Strategy Framework Directive).

Legislation | 2008

Keyword: Marine pollution, Pollution control, Marine area, Transboundary effects, Monitoring, Framework law, Management/conservation, Biodiversity, Ecosystem preservation, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2009/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the geological storage of carbon dioxide.

Legislation | 2009

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Climate change, Continental shelf, Exploration, Authorization/permit, EEZ-Exclusive Economic Zone

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Directive 2014/80/EU amending Annex II to Directive 2006/118/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of groundwater against pollution and deterioration.

Legislation | 2014

Keyword: Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Groundwater, Water quality standards, Effluent waste water/discharge

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Regulation establishing the programme of agricultural activities for certain vulnerable areas.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2004

Keyword: Soil conservation/soil improvement, Agricultural land, Fertilizers/nutrients, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Groundwater, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree establishing details on the assessment of conditions of surface waters and groundwaters, and laying down rules on monitoring, keeping registration of waters and on water balance.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2005

Keyword: Groundwater, Surface water, Effluent waste water/discharge, Monitoring, Data collection/reporting, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree concerning the treatment of hazardous substances, properties of the emergency plan and on methods for preventing the deterioration of waters.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2005

Keyword: Hazardous substances, Water quality standards, Policy/planning, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree establishing details on determination of protection areas of water supply resources, on arrangements concerning water protection and on technical designs in protected areas of water supply resources.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2005

Keyword: Protected area, Water supply, Freshwater resources management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree laying down provisions concerning flood areas, environmental targets and water planning.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2005

Keyword: Groundwater, Surface water, Environmental planning, Flood, Policy/planning, Zoning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree establishing the index of significant water flows and water supply flows.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2005

Keyword: Renewable energy, Basin/catchment/watershed, Governance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on the use of hydroenergetic potential of water flows.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2005

Keyword: Renewable energy, Hydropower generation, Flood, Environmental planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree establishing the program of agricultural activities in vulnerable areas.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2008

Keyword: Agricultural land, Classification/declassification, Fertilizers/nutrients

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree which provides details on the determination of significant and sustained upward trends in concentration of pollutants in groundwater.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2011

Keyword: Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Groundwater, Water quality standards, Effluent waste water/discharge, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree amending the Decree establishing the program of agricultural activities in vulnerable areas.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2011

Keyword: Agricultural land, Classification/declassification, Fertilizers/nutrients

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ordinance on the assessment of the chemical status of groundwater bodies.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2011

Keyword: Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Groundwater, Water quality standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ordinance establishing requirements for achieving good status of waters.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2010

Keyword: Freshwater resources management, Surface water, Water quality standards, Sustainable development, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Water conservation zone, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ordinance on part of Slovak Water Plan establishing measures to achieve the environmental objectives.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2011

Keyword: Early warning system/emergency intervention system, Groundwater, Surface water, Water quality standards, Fertilizers/nutrients

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree implementing certain provisions of the Water Act.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2010

Keyword: Surface water, Groundwater, Water quality standards, Registration, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree amending Decree implementing certain provisions of the Water Act.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2016

Keyword: Surface water, Groundwater, Water quality standards, Registration, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree laying down details on the definition of the river basin district, environmental objectives, economic analysis and water planning.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2016

Keyword: Surface water, Groundwater, Water quality standards, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree establishing details of the treatment of polluting substances, properties of the emergency plan and procedure for preventing the deterioration of waters.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2018

Keyword: Hazardous substances, Water quality standards, Policy/planning, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Act amending and supplementing the Water Act.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2009

Keyword: Surface water, Groundwater, Effluent waste water/discharge, Water quality standards, Basin/catchment/watershed, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act amending Water Act.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2014

Keyword: Freshwater resources management, Potable water, Water quality standards, Transport/storage, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act amending certain acts within the competence of the Ministry of the Environment of the Slovak Republic in connection with the COVID-19 disease.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2020

Keyword: Public health, Disasters, Risk assessment/management, Sustainable use

Source: FAO, FAOLEX