International co-operation in the area of water protection, assures the implementation of bilateral and multilateral international agreements, treaties and conventions in water management to which the Czech Republic contracting party is.
The international cooperation of the Czech Republic has three levels.
Co-operation under EEC/UN is based on:
- Convention on the Protection and Use of Trans-boundary Watercourses and International Lakes
- Protocol on Water and Health to this Convention
Co-operation for protection of international river basins of the Danube, the Elbe, and the Oder rivers proceeds by way of:
- Convention on Co-operation for the Protection and Sustainable Use of the Danube implemented through the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR)
- Convention on International Commission for the Protection of the Elbe River (ICPER)
- Convention on International Commission for the Protection of the Oder River against Pollution (ICPORaP)
Bilateral co-operation in water management with Poland, Austria, Slovakia and Germany is based on:
- Convention between the Czechoslovak Republic and the Peoples Republic of Poland on Water Management on Trans-boundary Waters implemented through the Meetings of the Czech and Polish Government Proxies for Co-operation in Water Management on Trans-boundary Waters
- Treaty between the Czechoslovak Socialistic Republic and the Republic of Austria on the Arrangement of Water Management Issues on Trans-boundary Waters implemented by the Czech-Austrian Commission for Trans-boundary Waters
- Agreement between the Government of the Czech Republic and the Government of the Slovak Republic on Co-operation on Trans-boundary Waters implemented by the Czech-Slovak Commission for Trans-boundary Waters
- Treaty between the Czech Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany on Cooperation on Trans-boundary Waters implemented by the Czech-German Commission for Trans-boundary Waters