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Pre-1995 Ethiopian Laws

A PROCLAMATION TO PROVIDE FOR THE UTILIZATION OF WATER RESOURCES (PROCLAMATION NO. 92/1994)


PROCLAMATION NO. 92/1994

A PROCLAMATION TO PROVIDE FOR THE UTILIZATION OF WATER RESOURCES

WHEREAS the Country is endowed with abundant water resources suitable for various uses;

WHEREAS, it is necessary to issue law to ensure that such resources are allocated in an equitable manner and utilized properly;

NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 9 (d) of the Transitional Period Charter, it is hereby proclaimed as follows:-

1. Short Title

This proclamation may be cited as the “Water Resources Utilization proclamation No. 92/1994.”

2. Definitions

In this proclamation, unless the context requires otherwise:

1.         “water resources” means any surface or ground water but excludes mineral water and geothermal deposits as defined in the Mining Proclamation No. 52/1994.”

2.         “regional water resources” means any water resource existing within a region, and includes tributaries of water that flows across or lies between more than one National/Regional Self-Government;

3.         “trans-boundary river” means a river which crosses the Ethiopian boundary and flows into another country;

4.         “water works” means construction works executed for the purpose of water resources development and includes other related works;

5.         “fishery resources development” means development activities relating to fishery resources and other faunas;

6.         “Appropriate Authority” means the Ministry as regards trans-boundary rivers and water that flows across or lies between more than one National/Regional Self-Government, and the Natural Resources Development and Environmental Protection Bureau as regards regional water resources;

7.         “Ministry” means the Ministry of Natural Resources Development and Environmental Protection;

8.         “Peasant” includes persons whose traditional occupation is animal rearing;

9.         “Person” means a natural or juridical person.

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