Water Management in Slovakia and Lower Liptov Region Cover Image

Vodné hospodárstvo na Slovensku a v regióne dolného Liptova
Water Management in Slovakia and Lower Liptov Region

Author(s): Ján Bednárik
Subject(s): Energy and Environmental Studies
Published by: VERBUM - vydavateľstvo Katolíckej univerzity v Ružomberku
Keywords: Water; UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); Water supply; The joint-stock company Vodárenská spoločnosť Ružomberok (Water Company Ružomberok);

Summary/Abstract: Water is a determining element of our being. Generally known "water is life" is well-founded. The largest water user on the planet is agriculture, followed by industry, and ultimately, the population. The UN is conscious of what water means to the humanity of this planet. Therefore, this area has been entrusted to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). In Slovakia, a substantial part of the population is supplied through 16 water companies. In Ružomberok district water supply is provided by the Water Company Ružomberok. At present, the lower Liptov region is rich in quality groundwater and its reserves are still sufficient. Nevertheless, we cannot just stay at this conclusion. We must learn how to use water economically and appreciate it as a precious treasure that we have received as a gift and thanks to it we can live here.

  • Issue Year: XVII/2017
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 176-179
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: Slovak