THE PRESIDENT

Order No. 15/2012/L-CTN of July 2, 2012, on the promulgation of law
THE PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Pursuant to Article 103 and Article 106 of the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, which was amended and supplemented under Resolution No. 51/2001/QH10 of December 25, 2001, of the Xth National Assembly, the 10th session;
Pursuant to Article 91 of the Law on Organization of the National Assembly;
Pursuant to Article 57 of the Law on Promulgation of Legal Documents,
PROMULGATES
The Law on Water Resources,
which was passed on June 21, 2012, by the XIIIth National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam at its 3rd session.
President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
TRUONG TAN SANG
 
Law on Water Resources
(No. 17/2012/QH13)
Pursuant to the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, which was amended and supplemented under Resolution No. 51/2001/QH10;
The National Assembly promulgates the Law on Water Resources.
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1. Scope of regulation
1. This Law provides the management, protection, exploitation and use of water resources; and the prevention, control and remedy of harmful effects caused by water in the territory of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
2. Groundwater and seawater existing in the exclusive economic zone and continental shelf of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, mineral water and natural thermal water are not governed by this Law.