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Water Resources Act.

Country/Territory
Germany
Document type
Legislation
Date
1996
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
Act on managing water resources.
Subject
Water
Keyword
Basic legislation Waterworks Freshwater resources management Water conservation zone Bed Groundwater Authorization/permit Effluent waste water/discharge Pollution control Water users' associations Surface water Registration Offences/penalties Basin/catchment/watershed Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution
Geographical area
Alps, Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, European Union Countries, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Western Europe
Entry into force notes
The present Act enters into force on 21 August 2002.
Abstract

A piece of basic legislation concerning water resources in Germany. It shall apply to the following bodies of water: water permanently or temporarily flowing or standing in beds or flowing quickly from springs (surface waters); the sea between the shore line at mean high tide for the seaward limitation of surface waters and the seaward limitation of the sea at the coast (coastal waters); the groundwater. The Länder can exclude from the provisions of this Act small bodies of water which are of lesser importance to water management, as well as springs that have been declared medicinal springs. Moreover, the Länder shall determine the seaward limitation of those surface waters that are not inland waterways belonging to the Federation. The text consists of 42 articles divided into 6 Parts: Introductory provisions; Common provisions for the waters (I); Provisions for surface water (II); Provisions for coastal waters (III); Provisions for groundwater (IV); Water management planning; water register (V); Penalties and final provisions (VI). Two Annexes are enclosed.

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References - Legislation

Implemented by

Hazardous Installation Ordinance.

Legislation | Germany | 1996

Keyword: Hazardous substances, Water conservation zone, Freshwater resources management, Waterworks, Groundwater, Effluent waste water/discharge, Surface water, Pollution control, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Surface Water Charges Law.

Legislation | Germany | 2000

Keyword: Surface water, Water abstraction, Water charges, Data collection/reporting, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Water Law.

Legislation | Germany | 1992

Keyword: Freshwater resources management, Framework law, Basic legislation, Groundwater, Surface water, Liability/compensation, Data collection/reporting, Coastal zone management, Monitoring, Inspection, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Hazard Installation Ordinance.

Legislation | Germany | 2006

Keyword: Hazardous substances, Water conservation zone, Freshwater resources management, Waterworks, Groundwater, Effluent waste water/discharge, Surface water, Pollution control, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Amending Act introducing a new definition of the various bodies operating within the Federal Minister for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection.

Legislation | Germany | 2007

Keyword: Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repealed by

Water Resources Act.

Legislation | Germany | 1957

Keyword: Basic legislation, Waterworks, Freshwater resources management, Water conservation zone, Bed, Groundwater, Authorization/permit, Effluent waste water/discharge, Pollution control, Water users' associations, Surface water, Registration, Offences/penalties, Basin/catchment/watershed, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX