Last update of indicator 22.11.2021
The indicator describes the amount of waste waters discharged into surface waters, including pollution indicators, as well as the share of population connected to public sewerage.
1.2.Increase in the Proportion of Treated Waste Water- Where it is efficient, the public sewer system will be completed also in agglomerations with less than 2,000 inhabitants, even in locations that have had limited opportunities to apply for a financial contribution.
II. Continuous implementation of sewer structures
The Slovak Republic Strategy for Adaptation to Adverse Effects of Climate Change- Update (2018)
The main goal of the updated the Slovak Republic Strategy for Adaptation to Adverse Effects of Climate Change is to prepare Slovakia for tackling the adverse effects of climate change, deliver comprehensive information about the current state of adaptation processes in Slovakia, and based on their analysis establish an institutional framework for a coordinating mechanism which will ensure effective implementation of adaptation measures across all levels and in all areas, as well as improve general awareness of the domain.
5. Impact of climate change on select areas and recommended adaptation measures
5.4. Water regime and water management
Adaptation measures in local conditions should aim at compensating for the instances of drought, that is, the decrease of flows of water and water yields, as well as minimising the negative consequences of floods, especially flash floods in montane and submontane regions. Climate change adaptation within the domain of water management should be oriented towards implementing measures which will create the conditions for better water outflow management in catchment areas. In the domain of water management elements of green and blue infrastructure, green structural approaches and non-structural adaptation concepts should be prioritised over elements of grey infrastructure whenever it is technically possible and efficient to do so. Adaptation measures should focus on preserving or improving the current state of water, with the aim of achieving its good state, efficient and sustainable utilisation of water resources, protection against floods and contribution towards protection of nature and land and support with ecosystem services provision. It is important to create space for a wider application of so-called "green" measures in catchment areas where the main goal is to increase the land's adaptability through regeneration and improvement of efficiency of ecosystem functions of the land. "Green" measures are recognised as the better environmental choice, that is, as supplementary-mitigating measures with the aim of minimising the consequences of grey infrastructure, assuming that they are equally effective or more effective in regards to set goals.
Water is becoming a critical strategic stock of the state and it is necessary to protect it and manage its rational and efficient use in line with the goal of ensuring sustainable development. Justifiably, the highest priority is given to water sources, their protection and the need of their more efficient use.
Proposed adaptation measures
-slowing down of water outflow from catchment areas
-decreasing of the maximum flow of floods
The Protocol on Water and Health - to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes, 1992 - National objectives of SR III (2014)
The reason for the Protocol´s objectives update in 2014 is their fulfilment, or the need of extending the deadlines for the fulfilment of objectives which are still actual, as well as determining new national objectives conditioned by the situation change and the occurrence of new problems to which the attention must be paid, and which seem to be important in terms of Protocol´s objectives implementation in SR. SR has defined the national objectives already for the third time since the Protocol entered into force.
National objectives of SR III
National objective no. 5: Improving the situation of sewerage, treatment and discharge of municipal waste water
Date of fulfilment: y. 2020, or 2023
|Change since 2005||Change since 2015||Last year-on-year change|
The quantity of waste water decreased, which resulted in a decrease in pollution indicators.
Since 2015 the amount of waste water had a fluctuating character. The pollution of waste water had a declining trend.
An increase was reported in the production of waste water and the pollution was at the same level.
|Waters discharged by the public sewerage system||Sewage||Industrial and others||Precipitation||Separate||Total|
|(thousand m3 year -1)|
|Treated||132 141||85 099||51 455||187 017||455 712|
|Untreated||748||421||1 469||1 508||4 146|
|Total||132 889||85 520||52 924||188 525||459 858|
|Number of independent municipalities||Number of municipalities with public sewerage systems||% of municipalities with public sewerage systems|
|Total||2 890||1 152||39.10|