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Area: 5888268 km2
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Santa Cruz; Manaus; La Paz
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Water-Related Challenge Costs

Total annual estimated cost to address all water-related challenges: $462,106,532.00

Share of total annual estimated cost to address each individual challenge (2015 $USD):

  • Access to Drinking Water: $77,879,691.00 - [17%]
  • Access to Sanitation: $132,784,997.00 - [29%]
  • Industrial Pollution: $93,138,344.00 - [20%]
  • Agricultural Pollution: $50,449,831.00 - [11%]
  • Water Scarcity: $30,835,914.00 - [7%]
  • Water Management: $77,017,755.00 - [17%]

For more about this data, see information on WRI’s Achieving Abundance dataset here.

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Country Overview

GOVERNANCE ASPECTS For the last 15 years the conceptual framework for Czech environmental protection was based on five environmental policies adopted by the Government in 1990, 1995, 1999, 2001 and 2004. As the environmental situation improved, the emphasis shifted from the protection of human health to nature conservation and biological diversity. The latest policy mirrors the Sixth Environment Action Programme of the European Community 2002-2012.

2.1.WATER INSTITUTIONS Public administration of environmental affairs is shared by the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of the Interior. The Ministry of the Environment (MoE) was established on 1 January, 1990 by Act No. 173/1989 Coll. to function as the central state administrative authority and supreme inspection authority in environmental affairs. The Ministry of the Environment is supported by several subordinate organizations in charge of environmental monitoring and research – for instance, the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, the Czech Environmental Information Agency CENIA and the Water Research Institute TGM. However, the Ministry of Agriculture is the central authority for the administration of agriculture, water management, the preservation of water sources and water quality, and the management of the food industry. It is also the central state authority responsible for administering forestry, hunting and fisheries outside of national parks. The Ministry of Agriculture administers the Czech Agricultural and Food Inspection Board, the State Veterinary Administration, the Central Institute for Supervision and Testing in Agriculture, and other organizations.

2.2.WATER MANAGEMENT Since the ‘Velvet Revolution’ of November 1989, environmental protection has become a recognized priority in society. During the period 1989-92, new regulations were passed and institutions set up to support environmental protection. The first wave of environmental legislation contained a number of short-term objectives to improve the environmental conditions in the country. The second generation of regulations was adopted after 1998 to bring legislation into line with the EU.

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Organizations in Czech Republic

Coca-Cola European Partners plc (CCEP) is a multinational bottling company dedicated to the marketing, production, and distribution of Coca-Cola products. CCEP was created on 28 May 2016 as a result of the combination of the three main bottling companies for … Learn More

Developing European Environmental Policy The European Commission develops and implements EU policies by proposing laws to the European Parliament and Council of the European Union helping EU countries implement EU legislation managing the EU's budget and allocating funding ensuring that … Learn More

The European Water Partnership (EWP) is an independent value based non-profit organization structured as an open and inclusive member association. The EWP harnesses European capacity, helps to coordinate initiatives and activities in international water issues and undertakes worldwide promotion of … Learn More

Our purpose is to provide Better Care for a Better World. People around the globe benefit from our products in their day-to-day lives, but we know that millions still lack access to basic products that could dramatically improve their quality … Learn More

At 9 years old, Felix Finkbeiner launched the youth initiative Plant-for-the-Planet in 2007. So far, more than 91,000 youth in 75 countries have been trained as Climate Justice Ambassadors that give speeches to their peers and adults, and fight for … Learn More

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