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Paragraphs in "Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses" coded as DEFN

Label Provision
Art.2 Article 2
Art.2.1x For the purposes of the present Convention:
Art.2.1x.a (a) "Watercourse" means a system of surface waters and groundwaters constituting by virtue of their physical relationship a unitary whole and normally flowing into a common terminus;
Art.2.1x.b (b) "International watercourse" means a watercourse, parts of which are situated in different States;
Art.2.1x.c (c) "Watercourse State" means a State Party to the present Convention in whose territory part of an international watercourse is situated, or a Party that is a regional economic integration organization, in the territory of one or more of whose Member States part of an international watercourse is situated;
Art.2.1x.d (d) "Regional economic integration organization" means an organization constituted by sovereign States of a given region, to which its member States have transferred competence in respect of matters governed by this Convention and which has been duly authorized in accordance with its internal procedures, to sign, ratify, accept, approve or accede to it.
Art.21 Article 21
Art.21.1 1. For the purpose of this Article, "pollution of an international watercourse" means any detrimental alteration in the composition or quality of the waters of an international watercourse which results directly or indirectly from human conduct.
Art.21.2 2. Watercourse States shall, individually and, where appropriate, jointly, prevent, reduce and control the pollution of an international watercourse that may cause significant harm to other watercourse States or to their environment, including harm to human health or safety, to the use of the waters for any beneficial purpose or to the living resources of the watercourse. Watercourse States shall take steps to harmonize their policies in this connection.
Art.21.3 3. Watercourse States shall, at the request of any of them, consult with a view to arriving at mutually agreeable measures and methods to prevent, reduce and control pollution of an international watercourse, such as:
Art.21.3.a (a) Setting joint water quality objectives and criteria;
Art.21.3.b (b) Establishing techniques and practices to address pollution from point and non-point sources;
Art.21.3.c (c) Establishing lists of substances the introduction of which into the waters of an international watercourse is to be prohibited, limited, investigated or monitored.
Art.24 Article 24
Art.24.1 1. Watercourse States shall, at the request of any of them, enter into consultations concerning the management of an international watercourse, which may include the establishment of a joint management mechanism.
Art.24.2 2. For the purposes of this Article, "management" refers, in particular, to:
Art.24.2.a (a) Planning the sustainable development of an international watercourse and providing for the implementation of any plans adopted; and
Art.24.2.b (b) Otherwise promoting the rational and optimal utilization, protection and control of the watercourse.
Art.25 Article 25
Art.25.1 1. Watercourse States shall cooperate, where appropriate, to respond to needs or opportunities for regulation of the flow of the waters of an international watercourse.
Art.25.2 2. Unless otherwise agreed, watercourse States shall participate on an equitable basis in the construction and maintenance or defrayal of the costs of such regulation works as they may have agreed to undertake.
Art.25.3 3. For the purposes of this Article, "regulation" means the use of hydraulic works or any other continuing measure to alter, vary or otherwise control the flow of the waters of an international watercourse.
Art.28 Article 28
Art.28.1 1. For the purposes of this Article, "emergency" means a situation that causes, or poses an imminent threat of causing, serious harm to watercourse States or other States and that results suddenly from natural causes, such as floods, the breaking up of ice, landslides or earthquakes, or from human conduct, such as industrial accidents.
Art.28.2 2. A watercourse State shall, without delay and by the most expeditious means available, notify other potentially affected States and competent international organizations of any emergency originating within its territory.
Art.28.3 3. A watercourse State within whose territory an emergency originates shall, in cooperation with potentially affected States and, where appropriate, competent international organizations, immediately take all practicable measures necessitated by the circumstances to prevent, mitigate and eliminate harmful effects of the emergency.
Art.28.4 4. When necessary, watercourse States shall jointly develop contingency plans for responding to emergencies, in cooperation, where appropriate, with other potentially affected States and competent international organizations.
Part.6 PART VI