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Paragraphs in "Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine" coded as GOAL

Label Provision
Pre.1 The Governments of
Pre.2 the Federal Republic of Germany
Pre.3 the French Republic
Pre.4 the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Pre.5 the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Pre.6 the Swiss Confederation
Pre.7 And the European Union
Pre.8 Desiring to work towards the sustainable development of the Rhine ecosystem on the basis of a comprehensive approach, taking into consideration the natural wealth of the river, its banks and alluvial areas,
Pre.9 Desiring to step up their cooperation on conserving and improving the Rhine ecosystem,
Pre.10 Referring to the Convention of 17 March 1992 on the protection and use of transboundary watercourses and international lakes and the Convention of 22 September 1992 on the protection of the marine environment of the north-east Atlantic,
Pre.11 Taking into account the work carried out under the Agreement of 29 April 1963 concerning the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine against Pollution and the Additional Agreement of 3 December 1976,
Pre.12 Considering that efforts must be made to further the improvement in water quality achieved under the Convention of 3 December 1976 for the protection of the Rhine against chemical pollution and under the Rhine Action Programme of 30 September 1987,
Pre.13 Aware that the restoration of the Rhine is also necessary to conserve and improve the ecosystem of the North Sea,
Pre.14 Aware of the importance of the Rhine as a European waterway and of its various uses,
Pre.15 Have agreed as follows:
Art.3 Article 3 Aims
Art.3.0x The Contracting Parties shall pursue the following aims through this Convention:
Art.3.1 1. sustainable development of the Rhine ecosystem, in particular through:
Art.3.1.a (a) maintaining and improving the quality of the Rhine's waters, including the quality of suspended matter, sediments and ground water, notably by
Art.3.1.a.ix #NAME?
Art.3.1.a.iix -ensuring and improving the safety of installations and preventing incidents and accidents;
Art.3.1.b (b) protecting populations of organisms and species diversity and reducing contamination by noxious substances in organisms;
Art.3.1.c (c) maintaining, improving and restoring the natural function of the waters; ensuring that flow management takes account of the natural flow of solid matter and promotes interactions between river, ground water and alluvial areas; conserving, protecting and reactivating alluvial areas as natural floodplains
Art.3.1.d (d) conserving, improving and restoring the most natural habitats possible for wild fauna and flora in the water, on the river bed and banks and in adjacent areas, and improving living conditions for fish and restoring their free migration;
Art.3.1.e (e) ensuring environmentally sound and rational management of water resources;
Art.3.1.f (f) taking ecological requirements into account when implementing technical measures to develop the waterway, e. g. for flood protection, shipping or the use of hydroelectric power;
Art.3.2 2. the production of drinking water from the waters of the Rhine;
Art.3.3 3. improvement of sediment quality in order that dredged material may be deposited or spread without adversely affecting the environment;
Art.3.4 4. general flood prevention and protection, taking account of ecological requirements;
Art.3.5 5. to help restore the North Sea in conjunction with the other actions taken to protect it.