8406

Researcher: 
Mitchell
Data entry notes: 
Aaron Wolf ID: cr148. 3.6 HYDROMET Agreement 1967 The Agreement for the Establishment of the Hydrometeorologic Survey of Lakes Victoria, Kyoga and Albert was signed in May 1967 by Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan and Egypt, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). The agreement came into force on 17 August 1967, in the form of a project. This was the first post-colonial agreement regarding water resources and, like all subsequent agreements, there is no controversy about its validity as it was entered into by independent states. The agreements objective was to enable and enhance the collection of meteorological and hydrological data on the Equatorial Lakes and their catchment areas. The data obtained would be essential in the understanding of the Nile River and associated lakes. The project was eventually expanded to include Rwanda, Burundi and Zaire as parties to the Agreement. Ethiopia participated as an observer. The project headquarters were established at Entebbe. In 1972 a laboratory was incorporated in HYDROMET and water quality and sediment analysis became part of its regular activities. Twenty-five water quality stations were established and monitored. In the late 1970s, HYDROMET joined the Global Environment Monitoring System of Water (GEMS/WATER),and the laboratory was selected to act as the regional collaborating centre. A water quality model was developed for the Upper Nile Basin, but was not put into operation. Civil unrest in Uganda meant that it was not possible to continue monitoring activities, and after Kenya and Tanzania withdrew support in 1982, regular monitoring ceased around Lake Victoria. The project formally expired in 1992 and was replaced by the TECCONILE Agreement. Hydromet Survey, Note 9, vol 1, part 1, page 9. At that time Sudan included South Sudan and therefore membership is contiguous.
Treaty Name and Text
Agreement Name: 
Agreement for the Hydrometeorological Survey of Lakes Victoria, Kyoga and Albert
Signature/Entry into Force/Termination
Date IEA was signed: 
1967-05-01
Signature Year: 
1967
Place IEA was signed: 
Not known.
Date IEA entered into force: 
1967-08-17
Terminated?
Term Date: 
1992-12-31
Term Type: 
On December 8, 1992 the states of the Nile Basin reached an agreement for continued technical co-operation in the Nile Valley to replace the HYDROMETproject, which expired on 31 December 1992 -- https://www.ircwash.org/sites/default/files/824-UG-14163.pdf
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: 
lake/meteorological
Words used to code as Environmental: 
Agreement for the Hydrometeorological Survey of Lakes Victoria, Kyogo and Albert
Lineage
Lineage: 
Nile River Basin
Sequence in lineage: 
400.000
Secretariat and auspices
Secretariat: 
Legacy
Hidden fields
Inclusion Auto-Generated: 
MEA - Multilateral Environmental Agreements
Subject: 
FreshwaterResources/Weather
Category: 
ENV
Deletable
Codes
Fish codes
Fish: 
Not coded
Tuna: 
Not coded
Salmon: 
Not coded
Halibut: 
Not coded
OrigMEAgrees: 
0
Data complete: 
Not Coded