Water Resources Authority

Water Resources Authority (WRA) is a state corporation established under Section 11 of the Water Act, 2016. Pursuant to Section 6 of the Act, the Authority is an Agent of the National Government responsible for regulating the management and use of water resources. The Water Act, 2016 makes extensive provisions on the Authority’s role in regulating the use and management of water resources.

WRA was operationalized on 21st of April, 2017 vide Gazette Notice No. 59. However, the Authority has been in existence for 12 years following its establishment under the Water Act, 2002 as Water Resources Management Authority (WRMA).

What we do

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REGULATION

This function requires WRA to sustainably and equitably allocate water resources among competing needs. It also requires that stakeholders are involved in the process. WRA uses the “water use permit” tool to carry out this function.

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PROTECTION

This function requires WRA to control pollution and improve water quality in the country’s water bodies. It involves integrating land use activities and human activities into WRA Water Quality control programs

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DISSEMINATION

This function involves the collection of all information on water resources, analysis, storage and dissemination. This information is critical for water allocation, water resources investment decision making and modeling to enact scenarios to better understand the impact of climate change in future.

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CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION

This function deals with the control of water resources quantities in disasters that have been brought about by climate change effects.

"Every Drop Counts"

Our Services

Laboratory

WRA has a team of highly skilled and dedicated technicians furnished with state-of-the-art equipment, to perform more than 40 different tests on a variety of water samples.

Permitting

WRA is responsible for the issuance of Water Use and Effluent Discharge Permits. The Water Resources Management Rules provide different categories for classification of Permits

Water Resources Data

Water Resources Authority puts in place national monitoring and information systems on water resources.

Projects

WRA News

River Data (Real Time)

Numbers
10
LAKES
20
RIVERS
30
SPRINGS
40
CATCHMENT AREAS
SERVICE CHARTER

Water Resources Authority is committed to ensuring equitable water resources allocation and providing quality services to customers with courtesy, fairness, integrity, accountability and professionalism.

WRA Service Charter 2017

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