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International Instruments

  • Treaty between the United States and Great Britain Relating to Boundary Waters and Questions Arising between the United States and Canada, opened for signature 11 January 1909, 23 UKTS 1910 (entered into force 5 May 1910) (1909 Boundary Waters Treaty).

  • Treaty of Peace between the Allied and Associated Powers and Germany, Versailles, 28 June 1919, 11 Martens, 3rd ser., p. 323 (Treaty of Versailles).

  • Statute for the Committee for Co-Ordination of Investigations of the Lower Mekong Basin (Cambodia, Laos, Republic of South Viet-Nam and Thailand), Bangkok, Thailand, 17 September 1957 (1957 Mekong Statute).

  • Agreement between Bolivia and Peru concerning a Preliminary Economic Study of the Joint Utilization of Lake Titicaca of September 19, 1957, in Legislative Texts, Treaty no. 45, p. 168, ratified by Peru in 1957 and by Bolivia in 1987.

  • Treaty Relating to Cooperative Development of the Water Resources of the Columbia River Basin signed at Washington, 17 January 1961, and exchanges of notes at Washington, 22 January 1964, and at Ottawa, 16 September 1964, 15 U.S.T. 1555, 542 U.N.T.S. 244 (1961 Columbia River Treaty).

  • Proposed (unratified) 1966 Amendments to 1957 Mekong Committee Statute, UN ECAFE, Mekong Committee, 29th Session (Special), 12–13 August 1965, revised 29 April 1966, Vientiane, Laos.

  • Helsinki Rules on the Uses of the Waters of International Rivers, adopted by the International Law Association at the 52nd Conference held in Helsinki, Finland, 14–20 August 1966, Report of the 52nd Conference, 484–532 (1966) (1966 Helsinki Rules).

  • Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, opened for signature 23 May 1969, entered into force 27 January 1980, 1155 U.N.T.S. 331, 8 ILM 679 (1969) (1969 Vienna Convention).

  • Draft Lower Mekong Basin Water Charter (with Commentary), Mekong Committee (Khmer Republic, Laos, Thailand and the Republic of South Viet-Nam), UN Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (ECAFE), Working Paper by the Secretariat, Doc. WRD/MKG/INF/L.427, Bangkok, Thailand, 20 March 1971 (Water Charter).

  • Draft Statement of Principles for the Planning and Utilization of the Waters of the Lower Mekong Basin, Mekong Committee, WRD/MKG/INF/L.466, Bangkok, Thailand, 1971 (Draft Statement).

  • Joint Declaration of Principles for Utilization of the Waters of the Lower Mekong Basin, Mekong Committee (Khmer Republic, Laos, Thailand and the Republic of Vietnam), Vientiane, Laos, 31 January 1975 (1975 Joint Declaration).

  • Declaration Concerning the Interim Committee for Coordination of the Lower Mekong Basin, Vientiane, Laos, 5 January 1978 (1978 IMC Declaration).

  • Convention Creating the Niger Basin Authority, signed at Faranah on 21 Nov. 1980, available at TFDD at <http://ocid.nacse.org/tfdd/tfdddocs/418ENG.pdf> (accessed 29 July 2010).

  • UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, 10 December 1982, UN Doc. A/CONF.62/122, 21 ILM 1261 (1982) (UNCLOS).

  • Agreement Between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Republic of Niger Concerning the Equitable Sharing in the Development, Conservation and Use of Their Common Water Resources, 18 July 1990 (1990 Nigeria-Niger Tributary Agreement) available at the Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database (TFDD) at <http://ocid.nacse.org/tfdd/tfdddocs/483ENG.pdf> (accessed 29 July 2010).

  • 1991 European Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in the Transboundary Context, 25 February 1991, 1989 U.N.T.S. 310, entered into force 10 September 1997 (Espoo Convention).

  • Agreement of September 14, 1992, between Namibia and South Africa on the Establishment of a Permanent Water Commission, 32 ILM 1147 (1993).

  • Treaty Concerning the Construction and Operation of the Gabcikovo-Nagymaros System of Locks, 32 ILM 1247 (1993) (Gabcikovo-Nagymaros Treaty).

  • Agreement on the Cooperation for the Sustainable Development of the Mekong River Basin, Chiang Rai, Thailand, 5 April 1995, 34 ILM 864 (1995) (1995 Mekong Agreement).

  • Protocol on Shared Watercourse Systems in the Southern African Development Community Region, 28 August 1995, entered into force 29 Dec. 1998 in Treaties Concerning the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses, Africa, FAO Legislative Study 61, p. 146, at pp. 147–148 (1997) (SADC Protocol).

  • 1997 UN Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses, 21 May 1997, U.N. Doc. A/RES/51/869, reprinted in 36 ILM 700 (1997) (1997 UN Convention).

  • 1998 Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters, 25 June 1998, Aarhus, Denmark, entered into force 30 October 2001, available at <http://www.unece.org/env/pp/documents/cep43e.pdf> (accessed 29 July 2010) (Aarhus Convention).

  • Agreement on Commercial Navigation along the Upper Reach of the Mekong River, (China, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Thailand) (April 2000).

  • 2002 Water Charter of the Senegal River, Charte des Eaux du Flevre Senegal, adopted by the Conference of Heads of State and Government, Organisation pour la Mise en Valeur Du Fleuve Senegal (OMVS), 18 May 2002, OMVS Resolution 005, available at <http://lafrique.free.fr/traile/omvs_200205.pdf> (text in French, unofficial English translation on file with author) (accessed 14 March 2008).

  • Berlin Rules on Water Resources, International Law Association, Report of the 71st Conference 3 (2004), 71 ILA 337, 385 (2004) (Berlin Rules).

  • International Law Commission, Draft Articles on the Law of Transboundary Aquifers, 2008, UN GAOR, 63rd session, Supp. No. 10, UN Doc. A/63/10, available at <http://untreaty.un.org/ilc/texts/instruments/english/draft%20articles/8_5_2008.pdf>.

Cambodia

Law on Water Resources Management, National Assembly, 29 June 2007.

Lao PDR

  • Policy on Water and Water Resources.

  • Law on Water and Water Resources, National Assembly, 11 October 1996.

Thailand

Water Resources Bill (draft Water Act).

United States

  • 1922 Colorado River Compact, signed at Santa Fe, New Mexico, 24 November 1922, H. Doc. 605, 67th Cong., 4th Sess., pp. 8–12 (1923), 70 Cong. Rec. 324 (1968).

  • 1922 La Plata River Compact, 27 Nov. 1922, available at <http://www.ose.state.nm.us/isc_laPlata_river_compact.html> (accessed 2 July 2010).

  • 1928 Boulder Canyon Project Act, 43 U.S.C. sec. 617 et seq. (1928 BCPA).

  • 1948 Upper Colorado River Basin Compact, 63 Stat. 31 (1949).

  • Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. sec. 1251 et seq. (1972).

  • U.S. Council on Environmental Quality Regulations, 40 CFR 1508.7 and 1508.8.

  • ARIZ. REV. STAT. sec. 645–1311 (2006) (State of Arizona).

Vietnam

  • Law on Water Resources, National Assembly, May 1998.

  • Government Decree on Functions, Tasks, Authorities and Organizational Structure of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam (2003).

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