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Water Protection Act.

Country
Type of law
Legislation
Date of original text
Source

Abstract
The present Act aims to protect: a) the aquatic environment from adverse impacts and to ensure their sustainable use; b) the management of water-bodies from an integral point of view; c) the coordination of water management in the international framework. In particular, the purpose of the Act is to protect: a) the health of humans, animals and plants; b) the maintenance of groundwater and spring water in its natural state and its thrifty use as potable and service water; c) the conservation and restoration of natural habitats in and around the water for the native flora and fauna; d) the conservation of water as landscape elements. Moreover, the purpose of the Act is to transpose into national legislation the Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy of 23 October 2000. The text consists of 52 articles divided into 11 Parts as follows: General provisions (I); sewage disposal (II); Disposal of sewage sludge (III); Use of fertilizers (IV); Use of plant protection products (V); Requirements for farms with livestock farming (VI); Planned protection of water bodies (VII); Prevention and elimination of other adverse in-effects on water bodies (VIII); Organization and implementation (IX); Penal provisions (X); Transitional and final provisions (XI). The text has 6 Annexes.
Date of consolidation/reprint
Notes
The present Act is consolidated as of 18 January 2017.
Repealed
No
Serial Imprint
Liechtenstein State Law Gazette year 2017 Nr. 12.
Source language

English

Legislation Amendment
No
Original title
Gew sserschutzgesetz (GSchG).