The aim of this Law is to regulate the use of water. It is composed of 11 Sections divided into 57 articles. Chapter I gives terms and definitions. Chapter II deals with public water in particular: internal water; marine water; coasts; and the Syrian share of the international waters. Chapter III provides for the confirmation and validation of acquired rights on public water. Chapter IV pertains to the liquidation of acquired rights on public water. Chapter V addresses Governmental water nets. C
Law No. 31 of 16 November 2005 on Water Legislation.