Background of DWA The Department of Water Affairs is established according to the Water Act of 2003 as the secretariat to the National Water Authority. It comprises of three government sections within the Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy. These sections are: . The Water Resources Section – Responsible for the management and development of surface resources which includes the development of dams, monitoring river flows and the control of water pollution. . The Rural Water Supply Section- Responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of rural water schemes. . The Hydrogeology and Drilling Section – Responsible for the exploration, drilling and management of groundwater resources.
Rationale for a Strategic Plan The strategy is aimed at the following: . Translating plan into action . To reinforce the integration of the sections that exist within the Department of Water Affairs. . To ensure that operations remain focused on the agreed Key Result Areas. . To guide the operations of the Department and ensure that resources are correctly channeled to identified priorities.
Vision Contributing to national economic prosperity and social upliftment through sustainable water resources development, supply and management. Mission Statement To provide adequate water resources at acceptable standards ensuring sustainable use, development and management taking into account the environment.