A Report On The Czech Republic

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A. Overview
The Czech Republic is located in the watershed of three seas with three rivers the Elbe, the Odra and the Danube River. In 1990s, the country’s water quality improved significantly. First as a result of the changes in production activities and technological changes and “polluter pays” principle, second as a result of construction and modernization of sewer systems and waste water treatment plants. The water sector was privatized in the mid-1990s and the municipalities and their unions became the owners. The largest water operators in the Czech Republic include Veolia Water, Ondeo and Energie AG. 94.2 percent of the Czech population was connected to drinking water pipelines in 2014. The 2014 length of drinking water pipelines was 76,948 km. 83.9 percent of Czechs were connected to sewerage systems in the same year. Total length of sewerage pipes was 45,257 km. There were 2,445 wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) in the country. Market demand for advanced technologies is mostly satisfied by imports. Most of the imports come from Europe.

B. Best Prospects
• Increasing pricing of water leads to larger use of water saving water batteries or water saving washing machines and similar technologies.
• Trenchless technologies/CIPP are slowly gaining foothold in the Czech market.
• The Czech Republic faced extreme droughts in 2015. The Czech Republic gains 95 percent of water from atmospheric precipitation which quickly flows away. It ranks it among the EU 's…

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