Instrument

Designate water and drinking water protection areas

Description

Designation of areas in which special rules and prohibitions are passed to protect surface and groundwater from harmful influences and to secure drinking water supply.

Requirements

  • A properly functioning country-wide administration and monitoring system with access to the relevant information and sufficient technical and human capacities for its design, implementation and monitoring
  • Clear and coherent political strategy and targets for policy-makers and public authorities
  • Compensation payments
  • Participation of all stakeholders involved, e. g. science / research, agricultural advisory services, civil society, public and private sector (incl. farmers and their interest groups)
  • Property / land register / formal land rights

Possible Negative Effects

  • Farmers whose land is in protected areas receive no financial compensation payments
  • Social tensions due to a lack of consensus of interests between all the parties involved
This page was last edited on 24 October 2019 | 9:42 (CEST)
Implementation Level
  • Competent Authority
  • National Government
Required Budget
medium ($$)
Impact Horizon
  • long
Administrative Complexity
medium
Ministries Involved
  • Agriculture, Fisheries & Forests
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Justice
  • Health
Trade Impact
not distorting
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