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Table 1.

Treaty classification framework.

ParameterClassification
General parameters Date signed Date of the primary document 
Countries and continent Countries that are party to the treaty; Continent where the basin is located 
Water source(s) to which treaty applies 
  • (i)

    Surface water

  • (ii)

    Groundwater

  • (iii)

    Surface and groundwater

 
Depth of conjunctive management 
  • (i)

    Heavy groundwater–heavy surface water (HG-HS)

  • (ii)

    Heavy groundwater–light surface water (HG-LS)

  • (iii)

    Light groundwater–heavy surface water (LG-HS)

  • (iv)

    Light groundwater–light surface water (LG-LS)

 
Scale Shared waters, full basin, aquifer, border waters, tributary/sub-basin, infrastructure, other 
Technical parameters Primary issue area (focus) Water use: environment/water quality, flood control, hydropower, irrigation, navigation 
Water institutions: policy framework, organizational development, allocative rules 
Water allocation Yes/No; if Yes, quantitative or conceptual allocation 
Water quality Yes/No; if Yes, category one (comprehensive standards), two (no standards), or three (simple commitment) 
Type of BO Does a treaty create a BO? If Yes, type one (committee), two (commission), or three (authority) 
Data and information exchange Yes/No 
Joint monitoring Yes/No 
ParameterClassification
General parameters Date signed Date of the primary document 
Countries and continent Countries that are party to the treaty; Continent where the basin is located 
Water source(s) to which treaty applies 
  • (i)

    Surface water

  • (ii)

    Groundwater

  • (iii)

    Surface and groundwater

 
Depth of conjunctive management 
  • (i)

    Heavy groundwater–heavy surface water (HG-HS)

  • (ii)

    Heavy groundwater–light surface water (HG-LS)

  • (iii)

    Light groundwater–heavy surface water (LG-HS)

  • (iv)

    Light groundwater–light surface water (LG-LS)

 
Scale Shared waters, full basin, aquifer, border waters, tributary/sub-basin, infrastructure, other 
Technical parameters Primary issue area (focus) Water use: environment/water quality, flood control, hydropower, irrigation, navigation 
Water institutions: policy framework, organizational development, allocative rules 
Water allocation Yes/No; if Yes, quantitative or conceptual allocation 
Water quality Yes/No; if Yes, category one (comprehensive standards), two (no standards), or three (simple commitment) 
Type of BO Does a treaty create a BO? If Yes, type one (committee), two (commission), or three (authority) 
Data and information exchange Yes/No 
Joint monitoring Yes/No 
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