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Researcher: 
Mitchell
Treaty Name and Text
Agreement Name: 
Agreement Concerning The Division Of The Water Of Al-Asi River (Orontes) Between The Syrian Arab Republic And The Lebanese Republic
Alternative Treaty Name: 
Bilateral Agreement, Act No 15 Concerning The Division Of The Water Of Al-Asi River (Orontes), Between The Syrian Arab Republic And The Lebanese Republic
Possible Sources (additional): 
LEX-FAOC017698; bi-17698.pdf; Official Gazette, No. 1, 4 January 1995, pp. 1-4.
Signature/Entry into Force/Termination
Date IEA was signed: 
1994-09-20
Signature Year: 
1994
Treaty Type
Membership eligibility (multilateral, bilateral, etc): 
Agreement Type Level 3: 
E (environment) Code (agreement is environmental or not): 
Environmental
Source for E (environmental) code: 
Title
Text used for E (environmental) coding: 
Agreement Concerning The Division Of The Water Of Al-Asi River (Orontes) Between The Syrian Arab Republic And The Lebanese Republic
Specific words used to code agreement as E (environmental): 
water/river
Lineage
Lineage: 
Not Yet Assigned
Sequence in lineage: 
100.000
Secretariat and auspices
Secretariat: 
Legacy
Hidden fields
Version: 
2007.10
Inclusion Auto-Generated: 
BEA - Bilateral Environmental Agreements
Subject: 
FreshwaterResources
Category: 
ENV
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Treaty Text (legacy)
Data entry notes: 
This Agreement is divided into 9 articles. The Two parties consider the waters of Orontes River originate in Lebanon as a common interest (art. 1). The quantity of waters drawn from the river course near the Harmel Bridge, sources, rain waters, torrents and the extract waters from the wells in Lebanon will be considered a part of the established Lebanese share (art. 2). The annual Lebanese total share is amount of 80 million cubic metres, when the quantity of waters in Lebanon is 400 million cubic metres and upward (art. 3). When the a nnual quantity of waters is less than 400 million cubic metres, the year will be considered a rainless year, therefore the Lebanese share will be reduced of 20% (art. 4). The control of water quantity will be entrusted to the Jiont Technical Committee (art. 5). The works concerning the reparation of canals considered as a vested Syrian rights in Lebanon and the improvement works of Al-Asi River will be at Syrian expense, if Syria request these works (art. 6).; FAO Descriptors: 110; 204 ; 095; 212; TFDD Basin: BAS-FAOC015246;
Member Code: 
SYR,LBN,
Members: 
Syria,Lebanon,
OrigMEAgrees: 
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