Ecolex Logo
The gateway to
environmental law
Search results » Treaty

International agreement on the river Maas

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Dec 3, 2002
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-001376)
Title (French)

Accord International sur la Meuse

Title (Other)

Internationales Maasübereinkommen

Place of adoption
Gent
Depository
Belgium
Language
German, French, Dutch
Entry into force
Dec 1, 2006
Subject
Water
Keyword
Data collection/reporting Sustainable use EIA Water users' associations Transboundary effects Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution Precautionary principle Environmental planning Dispute settlement Freshwater resources management River basin institution Early warning system/emergency intervention system Research Polluter pays principle Monitoring Basin/catchment/watershed Ecosystem preservation
Abstract

Objectives: To manage the international hydrological basin of the Meuse in an integrated and sustainable way. Summary of provisions: The area to which the Agreement applies is defined in article 1. Parties undertake to co-operate and to consult one another with a view to, inter alia, implementing in a co-ordinated way the European framework Directive on water (art. 2). Principles guiding their co-operation are the precautionary, prevention, polluter-pays principles, and the principle of dealing with the environmental harm at source (art. 3). Parties further agree to, inter alia, protect and, where feasible, improve the quality of aquatic ecosystems, and inform one another in cases of accidental pollution or imminent flood. Institutional mechanisms: The International Commission for the Meuse is established to implement the Agreement (art. 4).

Full text
French   Other  
Website
diplomatie.belgium.be

Country/Territory/Participant

See Expanded View Show Map
Countries Entry into force Ratification * Simple signature
Belgium
France
Germany
Luxembourg
Netherlands

* [1] Ratification [2] Accession/approbation [3] Acceptance/approval [4] Succession [5] Consent to be bound [6] Definite signature