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Water Law.

Country/Territory
Poland
Document type
Legislation
Date
2001 (2005)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Water
Keyword
Framework law Basic legislation Freshwater resources management Water rights Flood Water shortage/drought Liability/compensation Offences/penalties Water supply Pollution control
Geographical area
Eastern Europe, Europe, European Union Countries
Entry into force notes
The Act entered into force on 1 January 2002.
Abstract

The Law creates a framework for the sustainable development of water resources. The Law is composed of ten Chapters: General provisions (1); Use of water (2); Water protection (3); Water building (4); Prevention from flood and drought (5); Management of water resources (6); Water companies (7); Liability for damages (8); Penal provisions (9); Final provisions (10). The aims of management of water resources are in particular: supply of appropriate quantity and quality of water for the population;

Full text
Polish
Website
isip.sejm.gov.pl

References - Legislation

Implemented by

Regulation on instructions for water management.

Legislation | Poland | 2006

Keyword: Inland waters, Policy/planning, Freshwater resources management, Sustainable development

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on access to information available in the water cadastre.

Legislation | Poland | 2006

Keyword: Access-to-information, Data collection/reporting, Royalties/fees

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on dues for using inland waterways, water gates and slipways.

Legislation | Poland | 2005

Keyword: Inland waters, Navigation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on filing information on using water courses and slipways for navigation.

Legislation | Poland | 2006

Keyword: Access-to-information, Navigation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation establishing the list of priority substances affecting underground water quality.

Legislation | Poland | 2005 | Repealed

Keyword: Groundwater, Water quality standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation establishing the list of substances particularly harmful to water environment for which a permission is required to introduce industrial sewage into sewerage devices.

Legislation | Poland | 2005

Keyword: Pollution control, Authorization/permit, Hazardous substances, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Sewerage

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation laying down conditions which have to be fulfilled by inland waters which are a natural environment for fish living.

Legislation | Poland | 2002

Keyword: Freshwater fishes, Inland waters, Water quality standards, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the allowable weight of substances which can be disposed of in the industrial sewage.

Legislation | Poland | 2004

Keyword: Waste disposal, Waste non-domestic sources, Waste prevention, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Effluent waste water/discharge

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on borders between inland surface waters and internal sea and territorial sea.

Legislation | Poland | 2002

Keyword: Territorial sea, Surface water, Inland waters, Bank, Wetlands

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation establishing record keeping of waters, water reclamation equipment and reclaimed land.

Legislation | Poland | 2004

Keyword: Data collection/reporting, Drainage/land reclamation, Inland waters

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on requirements of surface waters used for human consumption purposes.

Legislation | Poland | 2002

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Classification/declassification, Standards, Water quality standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation laying down conditions which have to be fulfilled by marine internal and coastal waters which are an environment for crustacean and mollusc living.

Legislation | Poland | 2002

Keyword: Coastal zone management, Ecosystem preservation, Management/conservation, Maritime zone, Water quality standards, Inland waters, Sustainable development, Basin/catchment/watershed, Molluscs, Crustaceans

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on requirements of bathing water.

Legislation | Poland | 2002 | Repealed

Keyword: Water quality standards, Recreational water use

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on establishing urban areas.

Legislation | Poland | 2004

Keyword: Urban land, Land-use planning, Survey/mapping

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on inland waterways.

Legislation | Poland | 2002

Keyword: Inland waters, Navigation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the scope and procedure for water management planning on basin areas and conditions for the use of waters from water region.

Legislation | Poland | 2004

Keyword: Inland waters, Freshwater resources management, Water rights, Policy/planning, Basin/catchment/watershed

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the course of borders of basin areas, connection of underground water reservoirs with appropriate basin areas and division of basin areas into water regions.

Legislation | Poland | 2002

Keyword: Freshwater resources management, Groundwater, Basin/catchment/watershed

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on general and professional qualifications required from people preparing hydrological documentation.

Legislation | Poland | 2004

Keyword: Freshwater resources management, Access-to-information, Sustainable development

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation establishing criteria and way of assessment of underground water state.

Legislation | Poland | 2008

Keyword: Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Groundwater, Water quality standards, Classification/declassification

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation establishing way of classifying the state of uniform parts of surface waters.

Legislation | Poland | 2008 | Repealed

Keyword: Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Surface water, Water conservation zone, Data collection/reporting, Classification/declassification, Basin/catchment/watershed

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation amending Regulation establishing list of substances particularly harmful to water environment for which a permission is required to introduce industrial effluent water into sewerage devices.

Legislation | Poland | 2008

Keyword: Pollution control, Authorization/permit, Hazardous substances, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Sewerage

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation establishing way of classifying the state of uniform parts of surface waters and environmental quality standards for priority substances.

Legislation | Poland | 2011 | Repealed

Keyword: Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Surface water, Water conservation zone, Data collection/reporting, Classification/declassification, Standards, Water quality standards, Basin/catchment/watershed

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation establishing the list of priority substances in the field of water policy.

Legislation | Poland | 2011

Keyword: Pollution control, Water quality standards, Hazardous substances

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on classification of ecological status, ecological potential and chemical status of homogeneous parts of surface water.

Legislation | Poland | 2009 | Repealed

Keyword: Surface water, Water quality standards, Classification/declassification

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the criteria for designation of waters sensitive to pollution by nitrogen compounds from agricultural sources.

Legislation | Poland | 2002

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation establishing the list of priority substances in the field of water policy.

Legislation | Poland | 2010 | Repealed

Keyword: Pollution control, Water quality standards, Hazardous substances

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on forms and methods of monitoring of homogeneous surface water bodies and groundwater.

Legislation | Poland | 2009 | Repealed

Keyword: Groundwater, Surface water, Pollution control, Water quality standards, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on forms and methods of monitoring of homogeneous surface water bodies and groundwater.

Legislation | Poland | 2011

Keyword: Groundwater, Surface water, Pollution control, Water quality standards, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on classification of ecological status, ecological potential and chemical status of homogeneous parts of surface water.

Legislation | Poland | 2011

Keyword: Surface water, Water quality standards, Classification/declassification, Sustainable development

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on records of water management.

Legislation | Poland | 2011

Keyword: Data collection/reporting, Water shortage/drought, Flood

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the detailed scope of water management plans for river basins.

Legislation | Poland | 2013

Keyword: Inland waters, Freshwater resources management, Policy/planning, Surface water, Groundwater, Basin/catchment/watershed

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation amending the Regulation on forms and methods of monitoring of homogeneous parts of surface water and groundwater.

Legislation | Poland | 2013

Keyword: Groundwater, Surface water, Pollution control, Water quality standards, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on controlling of the quality of bathing water.

Legislation | Poland | 2011

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on water profile in bathing water.

Legislation | Poland | 2011

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the way of establishing the area for which land improvement devices have good impact.

Legislation | Poland | 2006

Keyword: Drainage/land reclamation, Soil conservation/soil improvement

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation establishing way of classifying the state of uniform parts of surface waters and environmental quality standards for priority substances.

Legislation | Poland | 2014

Keyword: Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Surface water, Water conservation zone, Data collection/reporting, Classification/declassification, Standards, Water quality standards, Basin/catchment/watershed

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation amending Regulation on the allowable weight of substances which can be disposed of in the industrial sewage.

Legislation | Poland | 2015

Keyword: Waste disposal, Waste non-domestic sources, Waste prevention, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Effluent waste water/discharge

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation amending the Regulation establishing record keeping of waters, water reclamation equipment and reclaimed land.

Legislation | Poland | 2013

Keyword: Data collection/reporting, Drainage/land reclamation, Inland waters

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation laying down conditions for the introduction of sewage into water bodies or soil and laying down the list of substances particularly harmful to water environments.

Legislation | Poland | 2004 | Repealed

Keyword: Pollution control, Soil pollution/quality, Hazardous substances, Effluent waste water/discharge, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Ordinance on announcement of the consolidated text of Water Law.

Legislation | Poland | 2005

Keyword: Basic legislation, Freshwater resources management, Water rights, Flood, Water shortage/drought, Liability/compensation, Offences/penalties, Water supply, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act amending Water Law.

Legislation | Poland | 2011

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act amending Water Law.

Legislation | Poland | 2010

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act amending the Water Law and certain other acts.

Legislation | Poland | 2013

Keyword: Pollution control, Marine pollution, Marine area, Transboundary effects, Monitoring, Management/conservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX