Regulations

Mexican political constitution (Article 27)

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All waters (including groundwater) in the country’s territory belong to the nation. Their exploitation can be performed only through a concession g...

Mexican environmental protection law "Ley General del Equilibrio Ecologico y la Proteccion al Ambiente (LGEEPA)"

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General Law of Ecological Balance and Environmental Protection. Defines in which cases an Environmental Impact Manifestation (EIM) needs to be subm...

Mexican environmental protection law of Baja California "Ley de Proteccion al Ambiente para el Estado de Baja California"

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State environmental law of Baja California. Defines the need to present an environmental impact manifestation in addition to a preventive inform. I...

Mexican national water law "Ley de Aguas Nacionales"

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Defines that every water exploitation requires a concession given directly by the national water commission (CONAGUA) or through the Basin Authorit...

Mexican norm "NOM-127-CNA"

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Artificial aquifer recharge is allowed only for treated water fulfilling the physiochemical characteristics of drinking water quality. If this requ...

Mexican norm "NOM-014-CONAGUA-2003"

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Guidelines for artificial groundwater recharge using reclaimed water. Defines procedures to follow to infiltrate reclaimed water in an aquifer (sel...

Mexican norm "NOM-003-CONAGUA"

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Guidelines for the construction of wells. (Requirements during the construction of water extraction wells to prevent contamination of aquifers.)

Mexican norm "NOM-004-CONAGUA"

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Guidelines for the maintenance of wells. (Requirements for the protection of aquifers during the maintenance and rehabilitation of water extraction...

Mexican norm "NOM-127-SSA"

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Standard for water quality: Water for human use and consumption

Mexican norm "NOM-001-SEMARNAT"

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Standard for water quality: Maximum permissible pollutant discharge in national waters and holdings

Mexican norm "NOM-003-SEMARNAT"

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Standard for water quality: maximum permissible pollutant discharge for reused water in public services

Mexican water agenda "Agenda del Agua 2030"

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Long-term strategy for water resources management in Mexico. Defines goals (clean rivers, sustainable use of aquifers, universal coverage of drinki...

Mexican national development plan "Plan Nacional de Desarrollo 2013-2018"

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National Development Plan 2013-2018

Brazilian law "Lei nº 9.433, de 8 de janeiro de 1997"

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National water resources policy of Brazil. States the principle that the management of water resources must be decentralised.

Brazilian decree "Decreto nº 20.423, de 26 de março de 1998"

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Regulates Law No. 11,427 of January 17, 1997 (Lei nº 11.427 de 17 de janeiro de 1997) on the conservation and protection of groundwater in the Stat...

Brazilian law "Lei nº 11.427 de 17 de janeiro de 1997"

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Law No. 11.427 of January 17, 1997 provides for the conservation and protection of groundwater in the State of Pernambuco. It is regulated by Decre...

Brazilian law "Lei nº 11.426 de 17 de janeiro de 1997"

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Law No. 11,426 of January 17, 1997 (Regulated by Decree No. 20,269, dated December 24, 1997) provides for the state policy on water resources, esta...

Brazilian decree "Decreto nº 20.269, de 24 de dezembro de 1997"

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Decree No. 20.269 regulates the water resources policy of the state of Pernambuco (Lei nº 11.426 de 17 de janeiro de 1997).

Dutch groundwater extraction permit Noardburgum

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Groundwater extraction permit (as part of the total permitted ground water extraction permit) provided by the province of Friesland.

Dutch environmental permit for the productions site Noardburgum

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Part of the complete environmental permit for the production site Noardburgum. Includes the re-injection of brackish groundwater. The permit is sup...

Vietnamese decree No. 117/2007/ND-CP

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Decree of the government of the Socialist republic of Vietnam on clean water production, supply and consumption by the government of the Socialist ...

Vietnamese law on water resources No. 17/2012/QH13

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Law of the National Assembly dated June 21, 2012; in force since January 2013. Provides regulations on the protection, use and management of water ...

Vietnamese decree No. 21/2013/ND-CP

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Decree of the government of the Socialist republic of Vietnam dated March 04, 2013 defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structu...

Vietnamese decree No. 201/2013/ND-CP

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Decree of the government of the Socialist republic of Vietnam dated November 27, 2013 detailing the implementation of a number of articles of the L...

Vietnamese circular No. 27/2014/TT-BTNMT

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Circular by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment. Regulates the registration for groundwater extraction, form of dossier for issue...

Vietnamese circular No. 19/2013/TT-BTNMT

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Circular by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment. Regulates the groundwater monitoring techniques: parameters, equipment, instrume...

Vietnamese circular No. 40/2014/TT-BTNMT

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Circular issued by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment on groundwater drilling practices. Provides regulation for the grant, rene...

Vietnamese law on water resources No. 08/1998/QH10

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The first law on water resources of the National Assembly issued in 1998. Provided a framework for water resources management in Vietnam. Has been ...

Vietnamese national water resources strategy to 2020 (81/2006/QĐ-TTG)

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Decision of Prime Minister, pursuant to the National Water Law of 1998. Objectives: sustainable exploitation, revitalisation, control pollution, ex...

Vietnamese provincial water resources strategies

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Water resources strategies also exist on provincial levels.They usually include chapters on basic survey, water resources planning, registration an...

Vietnamese circular No. 08/2015/TT-BTNMT

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Circular of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment on pumping tests for the investigation and assessment of groundwater resources. I...

Vietnamese circular No. 36/2011/TT-BTNMT

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Circular of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment. Supplements Circular No. 17/2006/QD-BTNMT on the licensing of drilling for groun...

Vietnamese decision No. 17/2006/QD-BTNMT

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Decision of Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment on the licensing of drilling for underground water. Is supplemented by 36/2011/TT-BTNMT.

Greek National Law 3199/2003

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According to Law 3199/2003 for the “Protection and management of water resources – Harmonisation to Directive 2000/60/EC establishing a framework f...

Greek Presidential Decree 51/2007

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The Presidential Decree 51/2007 on "Defining the Measures and Procedures for the integrated protection and management of water, in conformity with ...

Greek Joint Ministerial Decision 146896/2014

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Any person may use water or undertake water exploitation works for the satisfaction of its own real needs or beyond its needs, provided they serve ...

Greek Joint Ministerial Decision 150673/2011

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According to the Joint Ministerial Decision on "the competencies of the Decentralised Administrations and the Regions of the country in the field o...

Greek Joint Ministerial Decision 150559/2011

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This Ministerial Decision is about "the procedures, conditions and requirements for the provision of licences in the case of already existing water...

EU Water Framework Directive "Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for the Community action in the field of water policy"

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The EU water framework sets out rules to halt deterioration in the status of European Union (EU) water bodies and achieve ‘good status’ for Europe'...

EU Groundwater Directive "Directive 2006/118/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on the protection of groundwater against pollution and deterioration"

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The EU Groundwater Directive is designed to prevent and combat groundwater pollution in the European Union (EU). It includes procedures for assessi...

The Water Act of the Netherlands

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The Water Act highlights integrated water management based on the "water system approach". This approach is based on all relationships within water...

The Netherlands: SWS and regulations - A short guideline

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When it comes to regulation of SWS in the Netherlands, the following aspects are relevant: 1. Groundwater quality: degradation must be prevented 2...

Regulations

Name Description
Mexican political constitution (Article 27) All waters (including groundwater) in the country’s territory belong to the nation. Their exploitation can be performed only through a ...
Mexican environmental protection law "Ley General del Equilibrio Ecologico y la Proteccion al Ambiente (LGEEPA)" General Law of Ecological Balance and Environmental Protection. Defines in which cases an Environmental Impact Manifestation (EIM) needs to be ...
Mexican environmental protection law of Baja California "Ley de Proteccion al Ambiente para el Estado de Baja California" State environmental law of Baja California. Defines the need to present an environmental impact manifestation in addition to a preventive ...
Mexican national water law "Ley de Aguas Nacionales" Defines that every water exploitation requires a concession given directly by the national water commission (CONAGUA) or through the Basin ...
Mexican norm "NOM-127-CNA" Artificial aquifer recharge is allowed only for treated water fulfilling the physiochemical characteristics of drinking water quality. If this requirement ...
Mexican norm "NOM-014-CONAGUA-2003" Guidelines for artificial groundwater recharge using reclaimed water. Defines procedures to follow to infiltrate reclaimed water in an aquifer (selection ...
Mexican norm "NOM-003-CONAGUA" Guidelines for the construction of wells. (Requirements during the construction of water extraction wells to prevent contamination of aquifers.)
Mexican norm "NOM-004-CONAGUA" Guidelines for the maintenance of wells. (Requirements for the protection of aquifers during the maintenance and rehabilitation of water extraction ...
Mexican norm "NOM-127-SSA" Standard for water quality: Water for human use and consumption
Mexican norm "NOM-001-SEMARNAT" Standard for water quality: Maximum permissible pollutant discharge in national waters and holdings
Mexican norm "NOM-003-SEMARNAT" Standard for water quality: maximum permissible pollutant discharge for reused water in public services
Mexican water agenda "Agenda del Agua 2030" Long-term strategy for water resources management in Mexico. Defines goals (clean rivers, sustainable use of aquifers, universal coverage of drinking ...
Mexican national development plan "Plan Nacional de Desarrollo 2013-2018" National Development Plan 2013-2018
Brazilian law "Lei nº 9.433, de 8 de janeiro de 1997" National water resources policy of Brazil. States the principle that the management of water resources must be decentralised.
Brazilian decree "Decreto nº 20.423, de 26 de março de 1998" Regulates Law No. 11,427 of January 17, 1997 (Lei nº 11.427 de 17 de janeiro de 1997) on the conservation ...
Brazilian law "Lei nº 11.427 de 17 de janeiro de 1997" Law No. 11.427 of January 17, 1997 provides for the conservation and protection of groundwater in the State of Pernambuco. ...
Brazilian law "Lei nº 11.426 de 17 de janeiro de 1997" Law No. 11,426 of January 17, 1997 (Regulated by Decree No. 20,269, dated December 24, 1997) provides for the state ...
Brazilian decree "Decreto nº 20.269, de 24 de dezembro de 1997" Decree No. 20.269 regulates the water resources policy of the state of Pernambuco (Lei nº 11.426 de 17 de janeiro ...
Dutch groundwater extraction permit Noardburgum Groundwater extraction permit (as part of the total permitted ground water extraction permit) provided by the province of Friesland.
Dutch environmental permit for the productions site Noardburgum Part of the complete environmental permit for the production site Noardburgum. Includes the re-injection of brackish groundwater. The permit is ...
Vietnamese decree No. 117/2007/ND-CP Decree of the government of the Socialist republic of Vietnam on clean water production, supply and consumption by the government ...
Vietnamese law on water resources No. 17/2012/QH13 Law of the National Assembly dated June 21, 2012; in force since January 2013. Provides regulations on the protection, use ...
Vietnamese decree No. 21/2013/ND-CP Decree of the government of the Socialist republic of Vietnam dated March 04, 2013 defining the functions, tasks, powers and ...
Vietnamese decree No. 201/2013/ND-CP Decree of the government of the Socialist republic of Vietnam dated November 27, 2013 detailing the implementation of a number ...
Vietnamese circular No. 27/2014/TT-BTNMT Circular by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment. Regulates the registration for groundwater extraction, form of dossier for ...
Vietnamese circular No. 19/2013/TT-BTNMT Circular by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment. Regulates the groundwater monitoring techniques: parameters, equipment, instruments; maintenance; treatment ...
Vietnamese circular No. 40/2014/TT-BTNMT Circular issued by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment on groundwater drilling practices. Provides regulation for the grant, ...
Vietnamese law on water resources No. 08/1998/QH10 The first law on water resources of the National Assembly issued in 1998. Provided a framework for water resources management ...
Vietnamese national water resources strategy to 2020 (81/2006/QĐ-TTG) Decision of Prime Minister, pursuant to the National Water Law of 1998. Objectives: sustainable exploitation, revitalisation, control pollution, exploitation and ...
Vietnamese provincial water resources strategies Water resources strategies also exist on provincial levels.They usually include chapters on basic survey, water resources planning, registration and licensing, ...
Vietnamese circular No. 08/2015/TT-BTNMT Circular of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment on pumping tests for the investigation and assessment of groundwater ...
Vietnamese circular No. 36/2011/TT-BTNMT Circular of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment. Supplements Circular No. 17/2006/QD-BTNMT on the licensing of drilling for ...
Vietnamese decision No. 17/2006/QD-BTNMT Decision of Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment on the licensing of drilling for underground water. Is supplemented by ...
Greek National Law 3199/2003 According to Law 3199/2003 for the “Protection and management of water resources – Harmonisation to Directive 2000/60/EC establishing a framework ...
Greek Presidential Decree 51/2007 The Presidential Decree 51/2007 on "Defining the Measures and Procedures for the integrated protection and management of water, in conformity ...
Greek Joint Ministerial Decision 146896/2014 Any person may use water or undertake water exploitation works for the satisfaction of its own real needs or beyond ...
Greek Joint Ministerial Decision 150673/2011 According to the Joint Ministerial Decision on "the competencies of the Decentralised Administrations and the Regions of the country in ...
Greek Joint Ministerial Decision 150559/2011 This Ministerial Decision is about "the procedures, conditions and requirements for the provision of licences in the case of already ...
EU Water Framework Directive "Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for the Community ... The EU water framework sets out rules to halt deterioration in the status of European Union (EU) water bodies and ...
EU Groundwater Directive "Directive 2006/118/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on the protection ... The EU Groundwater Directive is designed to prevent and combat groundwater pollution in the European Union (EU). It includes procedures ...
The Water Act of the Netherlands The Water Act highlights integrated water management based on the "water system approach". This approach is based on all relationships ...
The Netherlands: SWS and regulations - A short guideline When it comes to regulation of SWS in the Netherlands, the following aspects are relevant: 1. Groundwater quality: degradation must ...