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Paragraphs in "Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses" coded as DEFN

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Art.1 Article 1
Art.1.1x For the purposes of this Agreement the following terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them hereunder:
Art.1.1x.ax “catchment” means an area through which any rainfall will drain into the watercourse through surface flow to a common point;
Art.1.1x.bx “emergency situation” means a situation that causes or poses an imminent threat of causing serious harm to the Parties and which results suddenly from natural causes, such as torrential rains, floods, landslides or earthquakes, or from human conduct;
Art.1.1x.cx “environmental impact assessment” means a national procedure for evaluating the likely impact of a planned measure on the environment;
Art.1.1x.dx “impact” means any effect on the environment caused by an activity; such effects on the environment include effects on human health and safety, flora, fauna, soil, air, water, climate, landscape, socio-economic environment or the interaction among these factors and cultural heritage or socio-economic conditions resulting from alterations to these factors;
Art.1.1x.ex “Incomati watercourse” means the system of the Incomati River, which includes the tributaries Mazimechopes, Uanetze, Massintonto, Sabie, Crocodile, Komati Rivers and the estuary;
Art.1.1x.fx “Maputo watercourse” means the system of the Maputo River, which includes the tributaries Pongola and Usuthu Rivers and the estuary;
Art.1.1x.gx “ministers” means Ministers responsible for the water affairs of the Parties;
Art.1.1x.hx “ongoing activity” means any activity that would have been subjected to a decision of a competent authority in accordance with an applicable national procedure if it had been a planned measure;
Art.1.1x.ix "Piggs Peak Agreement" means the agreement reached at the Tripartite Ministerial Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Water Affairs, signed in Piggs Peak on 15 February 1991;
Art.1.1x.jx “planned measure” means any activity or a major change to an ongoing activity subject to a decision of a competent authority in accordance with applicable national procedures;
Art.1.1x.kx “pollution” means any detrimental alteration in the composition or quality of the waters of a shared watercourse, which results directly or indirectly from human conduct;
Art.1.1x.lx "Protocol" means the Revised Protocol on Shared Watercourses in the Southern African Development Community signed on 7 August 2000 in Windhoek;
Art.1.1x.mx “sustainable development” is development which meets the needs of present generations without compromising future generations to meet their own needs;
Art.1.1x.nx “TPTC” means the Tripartite Permanent Technical Committee established by the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of South Africa, the Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland and the Government of the People’s Republic of Mozambique relative to the establishment of the Tripartite Permanent Technical Committee, signed in Pretoria on 17 February 1983;
Art.1.1x.ox “transboundary impact” means any adverse effect, caused by human conduct, within an area under the jurisdiction of a Party caused by a proposed activity, the physical origin of which is situated wholly or in part within the area under the jurisdiction of another Party;
Art.1.1x.px “watercourse” means a system of surface and ground waters constituting by virtue of their physical relationship a unitary whole normally flowing into a common terminus such as the sea, lake or aquifer.