During March 2011, the discussion of the draft bill for the amendment of the Water Code started in the House of Representatives. Within this process, several stakeholders contributed with their view, suggestions or criticism.

After long discussion, which included the analysis of the House of Representatives’ Committees of Water Resources and Desertification, Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development and Treasury, the draft bill was passed on November 22, 2016, by 63 votes in favor, 32 against and 3 abstentions.