Incompatibility of Slovenian Regulations in the Field of Water Management with European Regulations and Resulting Damage

  • Mario Krzyk University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Darko Drev University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Keywords: water management, wastewater disposal, environmental, pollution, material damage, water quality legislative

Abstract

The issue of water management in Slovenia is regulated by several laws and by-laws. The right to drinking water is enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia. Individual by-laws in the field of water management are not coordinated with higher-level laws, the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia, nor with EU regulations (directives, regulations). There are no relevant provisions in laws and by-laws that would enforce the right to drinking water enshrined in the Constitution. A major problem exists in the field of wastewater disposal and treatment, water protection, flood safety, etc. An even bigger problem, such as inconsistencies in regulations, is their poor implementation. This leads to excessive pollution and great material damage as well.

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Author Biographies

Mario Krzyk, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Mario Krzyk, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, Ljubljana, e-mail: mario.krzyk@fgg.uni-lj.si 

Darko Drev, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Darko Drev, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, Ljubljana, e-mail: darko.drev@gmail.com

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Published
2021-12-23
How to Cite
Krzyk M., & Drev D. (2021). Incompatibility of Slovenian Regulations in the Field of Water Management with European Regulations and Resulting Damage. LeXonomica, 13(2), 167-186. https://doi.org/10.18690/lexonomica.13.2.167-186.2021
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