Factsheet: Water Management Law

Water Management Law

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Water Management Law (with amendments to 06.11.2013.)
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Ūdens apsaimniekošanas likums (ar grozījumiem līdz 06.11.2013.)
Description: 
The purpose of this Law is to to establish such a system for the protection and management of surface water and groundwater. The Law prescribes a complex approach for the emission limitation from sources of point pollution and diffuse pollution in compliance with the requirements of prevention and control of the pollution specified in the Law on Pollution, limiting the loads of diffuse pollution and, where necessary, facilitating the use of the best available techniques and environmentally friendly technologies.
Goal/Aim: 
Protection and management of surface water and groundwater.
Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development - Vides aizsardzības un reģionālās attīstības ministrija

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2002
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2013