Modification of payments for surface water withdrawals to increase the effectiveness of water uses in the Czech Republic

Submitter: Technology Agency of the Czech Republic

Time of Relevance: 1/2014–12/2015


Project description: In the Czech Republic, the permission to withdraw surface water is currently free of charge (and therefore overused) causes increasing ineffectiveness in water allocation. The emission of new permissions might be threatened; public water management is burdened with extra costs for the supply of water that is not used at the end. Project proposes introduction the payment for permitted amount of water (rather than factually withdrawn water) – to increase the effectiveness of allocation and to open the door for possible future permission transfers among water users.


Within the project, the simulation micro-model was developed in order to analyse impacts of various types of the surface water payment modification


Contact person: Lenka Slavíková, slavikova (at)