Protokoli uz Okvirni sporazum

Although FASRB establishes good grounds of cooperation in the region in regard to waters, it goes beyond that, and from the international law point of view the FASRB presents a pactum de contrahendo - the agreement on liability to conclude additional protocols. Protocols to the FASRB have an important role in its implementation with the aim to harmonize the regime of water management in the Sava River Basin in a comprehensive manner. So far the Parties concluded four protocols and all are in force for the Parties.

An overview of the status regarding protocols to FASRB in force for the Parties is provided in the following table.
Protocol on Signed In force since
Navigation Regime Kranjska Gora, December 3, 2002 December 29, 2004
Prevention of Water Pollution caused by Navigation Beograd, June 1, 2009 October 8, 2017
Flood Protection Gradiška, June 1, 2010 November 27, 2015
Sediment Management Brčko, July 6, 2015 October 8, 2017

Protocol on the Navigation Regime to the FASRB was signed simultaneously with the FASRB. The purpose of the Protocol is to define conditions for navigation in the Sava River, regulate the establishment of international regime of navigation and define role of the Sava Commission in the regulation of navigation.
Protocol on Prevention of Water Pollution caused by Navigation to the FASRB is aimed at prevention, control and reduction of pollution originating from vessels, establishment of technical requirements for the equipment of port facilities and other reception stations, development of the best available techniques, informing, development of spill response measures and monitoring of water quality.
Protocol on Flood Protection to the FASRB is aimed at regulation of the issues related to sustainable flood protection by means of prevention and/or reduction of flood hazard, by undertaking appropriate measures and activities, along with adequate measures for the environment protection.  According to a provision of the Protocol, the Parties should develop a Flood Risk Management Plan, which defines the goals of the flood risk management of common interest on the basin level, measures to achieve these goals, mechanisms of coordination on the basin-wide level and a mode of joint cooperation of the Parties in flood defense emergency situations.
The main objective of the Protocol on Sediment Management to the FASRB is to facilitate establishment of sustainable sediment management in the basin, by addressing the quality issues such as sediment pollution (including risk assessment), control of source and deposition of polluted sediment, and the quantity issues such as dredging, erosion and torrent control, reservoir sedimentation and morphological changes. It sets out a number of sustainable sediment management principles and suggested sediment management measures. It also stipulates the development of a Sediment Management Plan for the basin and outlines the content of the Plan.