Factsheet: Water act

Water act

Key Information
Water needs protection, above all, from the pollution generated by human activity. The Water Act regulates the protection of water bodies and aquifers and the protection of the catchment areas of water bodies (areas that feed water bodies) against pollution. In case of special use of water, a permit for special use of water is required and a fee for special use shall be paid in order to compensate for the damages generated to the state of water or a water body when using it.
Sustainable management and protection of water.