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Framework Law

The main law applicable to water resources management, which covers all of the following areas: administration; management, conservation and use of freshwater resources; water rights; waterworks; water supply
Date of original text: 01 April 1996 (1998)

Constitutional provisions

No constitutional provisions available

Agriculture

Water used for irrigation, forestry and aquaculture
Date of original text: 23 November 1949 (2017)

Water Supply and Sanitation

Provision of water services by public utilities or commercial organizations; water supply for domestic, industrial or other purposes; right to safe and clean drinking water and basic sanitation; quality of piped water; sewerage
Date of original text: 22 August 1963 (2017)
Date of original text: 06 March 1958 (1986)
Date of original text: 23 November 1949 (2017)

Governance

The political, social, economic and administrative systems that govern water management and conservation; good practices; good governance; decentralization; water user’s associations
Date of original text: 22 August 1963 (2017)
Date of original text: 06 March 1958 (1986)
Date of original text: 01 April 1963 (1993)

Infrastructure

Waterworks; water supply systems; dams; hydropower systems; irrigation systems
Date of original text: 13 March 1958 (1998)
Date of original text: 20 March 1911 (1981)
Date of original text: 14 November 1984 (1985)

Water Resources Management and Water Rights

Ownership and control of water resources; abstraction and diversion of water; allocation and quotas; riparian rights; priority of rights; free water use
Date of original text: 01 April 1963 (1993)
Date of original text: 23 November 1949 (2017)
Date of original text: 20 March 1911 (1981)

Water and Environment

Water in environmentally-sensitive areas; ‘water demand’ by ecosystems; protection forests; water conservation zones; environmental impact assessment
Date of original text: 23 November 1949 (2017)

Water Quality and Pollution Control

Control of pollution and quality of freshwater bodies and groundwater; agricultural point and non-point sources of pollution; water quality standards
Date of original text: 23 November 1949 (2017)
Date of original text: 03 January 1984 (2017)
Date of original text: 05 July 1991 (1993)

Groundwater

Freshwater resources located below the surface of the earth; aquifers; groundwater abstraction; well-sinking; boreholes; hydrogeology
Date of original text: 22 November 1961 (1976)

Disaster Resilience

Water-related hazards; flood; drought; water shortage; adaptation to climate change; early warning system/emergency intervention system
Date of original text: 13 March 1958 (1998)
Date of original text: 10 June 1963 (1976)

Transboundary Waters

Transboundary effects; international basin institutions; international agreements; transboundary coordination; transboundary aquifers
No legislation available

Policies

Date of text: 22 November 2017

Main basins

No basins available