Both water policy and waste policy are important parts of TGM WRI activities. Within the projects, the systems of corrective and preventive measures are developed, including proposals for mechanisms to be implemented in relevant legislative instruments.Regarding specifically the waste policy, integrated waste management systems in the Czech Republic are developed. TGM WRI collaborates in the development of methods for the determination of waste material properties, and assessment of landfills and old contaminated sites.TGM WRI provides support to the government in various forms and carries out other tasks pursued within the Ministry of the Environment chapter.The greatest emphasis is placed upon technical support to implementation of and reporting for selected EU regulations and international cooperation in water protection, and on informational and technical support to the Ministry of the Environment as the central administrative body in water management.The provision of consulting services and expert opinions forms a significant part of direct application of the Institute’s research. Numerous tasks are investigated as a part of the public administration support provided, in particular assignments for the Water Protection Department and the Department of Waste of the Ministry of the Environment, as well as for the Czech Environmental Inspection, the Ministry of Finance, the State Office for Nuclear Safety and others.Employees of the Institute contribute to reporting for the EU, the European Environmental Agency and other bodies, as well as in preparation of opinions and guidelines for various other authorities.
Another important area of work performed by the Institute’s experts is active participation in various international committees: the International Commission for the Protection of the Elbe, the Standing Committee Saxony of the Czech-German Commission for Transboundary Watercourses, the International Commission for the Protection of the Odra against Pollution, the International Commission for Transboundary Watercourses with the Republic of Poland, and the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube. Employees of the Institute act as members of numerous working groups within these commissions and prepare documentation for their meetings.