WRMA Functions

The roles and functions of WRMA are to:

  • Regulate and protect water resources from adverse impacts
  • Delineate catchment areas for gazettement
  • Identify with stakeholders protected areas for gazettement
  • Liaise with other bodies for better management and regulation of water bodies
  • Monitor and enforce conditions attached to water permits and water use
  • Regulate water infrastructure, use and effluent discharge
  • Develop principles, guidelines and procedures for allocation of water
  • Manage and protect water catchments
  • Formulate catchment management strategies
  • Manage and conserve water resources
  • Declare state and community schemes
  • Co-ordination with other bodies for early warning, preparedness, & mitigation measures
  • Advising the minister with respect to water resources management
  • Determine and collect charges for water use
  • Seek legal redress with consent of the AG in case of contraventions
  • Constitute CAACs and support WRUAs
  • Establish water resources monitoring networks
  • Collect, analyze, collate and disseminate water resources information

To execute these functions, WRMA has developed a robust structure with components well defined and qualified staff made responsible to ensure efficient delivery of services to the public. The structure is presented in the form of organogram to enable ease of understanding how the orgnaisation operates. Principally the organization is run by a governing board with four departments namely, Audit, Technical, Resource mobilization and Finance and Administration department.

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