Activity 6: Ensure appropriate water allocation for inland waters

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Author Commentary 1

Ramsar Resolution VIII.1, 14
Ramsar Resolution VIII.1, Annex:
The Guidelines for allocation and management of water for maintaining the ecological fiunctions of wetlands contain principles, operationalizing the principles, the decision-making framework, the process for determining water allocations, scientific tools and methods, and implementation.

Author Commentary 2

Ramsar Resolution VIII.1, 15:
This guidance is available in document Ramsar COP8 DOC.9; see

Author Commentary 3

This article specifies the need for protection against pollution or other harmful effects resulting from any development plans and uses of water and related resources in the Mekong River Basin.

Author Commentary 4

The provisions of this article distinguish between the main stream/tributaries, intra/inter basin and dry/wet season. The Rules for Water Utilization and Inter-basin Diversion are provided in Article 26 of this treaty.

Author Commentary 5

Article 26 of this agreement provides that the Joint Committee shall adopt guidelines for the locations and levels of the flows, and monitor and take action necessary for their maintenance.

Author Commentary 6

This obligation is duplicated in the Management section [Act. 1.1] of this module, the Legislative Measures & National Policies section of the Sustainable Use module; and the Management section of the IAS module