INSPIRE Knowledge Base

National Water Management Authority

LMO Description
Organisation: 
National Water Management Authority
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Details
    Level of authority: 
    National
    Poland
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>The President of the National Water Management Authority is a central administrative body responsible for water conservation, and especially for water management and water use (article 89 section 1 of the water Act dated July 18, 2001). </p>
    Main Activities: 
    As specified in article 90 of the Water Act dated July 18, 2001 the responsibilities of the President of the National Water Management Authority include in particular: developing the national water and environmental programme, preparing draft proposals of the river basin water management plans, developing draft proposals of flood protection and drought prevention plans to be implemented on the national territory, including the division into river basin districts, harmonizing the draft proposals of the conditions for the use of waters in the water region in question, keeping water cadastre of the national territory, including the division into river basin districts, supervising the performance of Directors of the Regional Water Management Boards and in particular, controlling their activities, approving their activity plans and the relevant reports on implementation thereof as well as giving orders to carry out immediate checks of water management within selected river basin districts, supervising the performance of the national hydrological and meteorological and hydrogeological services, representing the State Treasury in water management issues in relation to the property owned by it, as specified in the Water Act, programming, planning and supervision of the implementation of tasks related to the conservation of water and water works and water management investments, harmonising the aspects of water management in the draft proposals of the priority programme lists under the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management defined in article 415, section 5, item 1 of the Environmental Protection Act.
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    National
    Poland
    Societal Sector: 
    central government
    Specific Expertise: 
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    Primary Business: 
    Water Management
    Environmental application domains: 
    Water Resources Management