Factsheet: Water management act

Water management act

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Water management act
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
1995. évi LVII. Törvény a vízgazdálkodásról
Description: 
In light of the objectives of environmental protection, this Law sets out primary rights and duties in connection with the use and conservation of water as well as the prevention of damages caused by water. It covers the following areas: underground and surface waters, reservoirs, beds and banks of surface waters; establishments and activities having an impact on or modifying the conditions of the water flow and watercourses, the quantity and quality of water and reservoir beds and banks; the use, conservation and management of water resources; the collection, processing, supply and use of data on water resources necessary for their evaluation; the prevention of and protection against damages caused by water; natural and legal persons and commercial enterprises without legal personality operating in the sector.
Goal/Aim: 
Sustainable management and protection of water.
Responsible Authority: 
Mezőgazdasági és Vidékfejlesztési Hivatal - Agricultural and Rural Development Agency (MVH)

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
1995
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2013