American Society of Civil Engineers

Comprehensive Transboundary International Water Quality Management Agreement

(Standard No. 033-01)

by Environmental and Water Resources Institute, ASCE
Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI)
Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 978-0-7844-0543-7 / 0-7844-0543-3 (print), 978-0-7844-7074-9 (PDF), 2001, viii, 43 pp., Includes balloted revisions by the ASCE BIWQ Standards Committee in 1999 and 2000, (doi:, 29 cm.     (Barcode: RMI MK31582)

ASCE sponsor: Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI)

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Document type: Books - Standards
Abstract: This Standard provides the most up-to-date model for comprehensive water quality planning and management of shared water resources. Based on the concept of shared sovereignty, this model agreement is appropriate for situations where the parties are prepared to relinquish a significant degree of sovereignty over their portions of the shared water resource. The objective of this comprehensive, integrated agreement is to achieve allocation based on equitable utilization. This model agreement is extensive and considers most aspects of planning and management of water resources, including administration, water quality and allocation, financing, and dispute resolution. It is sufficiently flexible for use on an international scale and in a variety of geopolitical settings.

ASCE Subject Headings:
International agreements and treaties
Water quality
Water resources
Water supply

Library of Congress Call Number:  TD345.C65 2001
Library of Congress Subject Headings: Water-supply--Management--International cooperation.
Water quality management--International cooperation.
Water quality management--Standards.