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Tripartite Interim Agreement between the Republic of Mozambique and the Republic of South Africa and the Kingdom of Swaziland for Co-Operation on the Protection and Sustainable Utilisation of the Water Resources of the Incomati and Maputo Watercourses

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Aug 29, 2002
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-001811)
Place of adoption
Johannesburg
Depository
Mozambique
Language
English
Subject
Water
Keyword
Transboundary effects Cultural heritage Monitoring Environmental planning Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution Access-to-information Water shortage/drought Inland waters Ecosystem preservation Capacity building Data collection/reporting International agreement-text Water users' associations Dispute settlement Water supply Basin/catchment/watershed Biodiversity Sustainable development EIA Management/conservation Sustainable use River basin institution Hydropower generation
Geographical area
Africa, South Atlantic, Eastern Africa, Indian Ocean, Southern Africa
Basin
Incomati, Maputo
Abstract

This Agreement on the cooperation between Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland on the shared watercourses Incomati and Maputo aims to ensure the protection and sustainable utilisation of the water resources of those watercourses. General principles set out in the Revised Protocol on Shared Watercourses in the Southern African Development Community shall apply to this Agreement in accordance with Article 3. Article 4 defines the individual and joint responsibilities of Parties. The joint body for cooperation between the Parties shall be the Tripartite Permanent Technical Committee established by the Agreement established by an earlier Agreement between the Parties of 1983. Flow regimes and utilisation directions for each watercourse are set out in Annex I.

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