Article 21

21.2.1 Transboundary impacts

A small-scale farmer in state A waters his cattle within the waters of an international watercourse, which results in waste causing detrimental change to the composition and quality of the water. However, such harm is localised and therefore of no harm to human health or safety, or to downstream beneficial uses or living resources of the watercourse in downstream state B. The actions of the farmer in state A do not therefore fall within the scope of the Convention.

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