Directorate of Water


The core functions of the directorate are:-

  • Development and review of water and sanitation services
  • Coordination of water supply and sewerage activities to both urban and rural areas
  • Monitoring the performance of all Water Services Boards.
  • To ensure Rational and equitable allocation of water resources
  • Formulation of national Water Resources Strategy and Enforcement of Water Act 2002 and Water Resources Management Rules
  • Policy formulation and giving Policy direction from time to time
  • Mapping and publishing of key water catchment areas, groundwater resources and flood prone areas
  • Water quality testing and Surveillance to ensure compliance with drinking water standards
  • Resource mobilization for the management, preservation, conservation, protection and allocation
  • Water Resources Database Organization and dissemination
  • Land Reclamation
  • Development of appropriate policies, guidelines and legislation.
  • Promotion of rain water harvesting, water storage and environmental conservation in the ASALs and waste lands.
  • Development of Water harvesting and storage Infrastructure

Directorate Contacts

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