Latvia Latvian Government Amends Water Management Law

December 10, 2016 
The Latvian Parliament and the Cabinet of Ministers has amended the Water Management Law. The amendments provide minor changes to the law. The changes include adding shore reinforcement requirements for reservoirs near hydroelectric plants to prevent coastal erosion. These requirements will be financed by the annual state budget and will be allocated to the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection and Ministry of Regional Development budgets. The law entered into force on January 1, 2017.  
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