INSPIRE Knowledge Base

Ministry of Environment and Water

LMO Description
Organisation: 
Ministry of Environment and Water
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Details
    Level of authority: 
    National
    Hungary
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>Policy making and implementation for the Environment and Water related issues</p>
    Main Activities: 
    At present the Hungarian Ministry of Environment and Water is a central governing body for environment and nature protection and water affairs. The Ministry carries out the special fields’ sectoral, expert management and regulatory tasks in the areas of environment and nature protection, water management and meteorology. The Ministry’s responsibilities include policy development, tasks connected to governmental work and the continuation of the ever far-reaching international collaboration. Since the early ‘90’s the Environmental Information Centre, as a department of the Ministry, has worked on the development of an Environmental Information System. It is now in the final testing phase and it combines data collection, large relational databases with GIS applications for data dissemination.
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    International
    World
    Societal Sector: 
    Government
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    Since the early ‘90’s the Environmental Information Centre, as a department of the Ministry, has worked on the development of an Environmental Information System. It is now in the final testing phase and it combines data collection, large relational databases with GIS applications for data dissemination. The MoEW contributed to the development of a National meta-database (KIKERES)
    Primary Business: 
    Environment
    Environmental application domains: 
    Monitoring Biodiversity, Monitoring Wetland, Monitoring Bathing water, Monitoring Water pollution, Monitoring Air pollution, Monitoring Soil pollution, Monitoring Waste, Climate change, Water Resources Management, Man-made Hazard Management, Hazardous waste Management, Floods & extreme weather Prevention and Management