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12.12.2008.
The International Sava River Basin Commission (ISRBC) has been established for purpose of the implementation of the Framework Agreement on the Sava River Basin (FASRB), namely the provision of cooperation of the Parties to the FASRB, for realization of the following goals:

Establishment of an international regime
of navigation on the Sava River and its navigable tributaries, which includes provision of conditions for safe navigation on the Sava River and its tributaries, inter alia, by:
  • adopting the plan on marking, maintenance and development of navigable waterways;
  • adopting the unified rules of navigation, taking into account specific conditions of certain parts of the navigable waterways;
  • adopting the technical rules concerning inland navigation vessels and rules on obtaining the boat master certificates;
  • establishing the River Information Services;
Establishment of sustainable water management, which includes cooperation on management of the Sava River Basin water resources in a sustainable manner, including integrated management of surface and ground water resources, in a manner that would provide:
  • water in sufficient quantity and of appropriate quality for the preservation, protection and improvement of aquatic eco-systems (including flora and fauna and eco-systems of natural ponds and wetlands);
  • water in sufficient quantity and of appropriate quality for all kinds of use/utilization;
  • protection against detrimental effects of water (flooding, excessive groundwater, erosion and ice hazards);
  • resolution of conflicts of interest caused by different uses and utilizations; and
  • effective control of the water regime;
Undertaking of measures to prevent or limit hazards, such as floods, ice, droughts and accidents involving substances hazardous to water, and to reduce or eliminate related adverse consequences.