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The Senior Water Engineer who works with two engineers, namely the Water Resources Planning Engineer and the Water Resources Development Engineer, heads the section.  The departmental secretarial staff is also under this section.

The main responsibility of the section is to direct the work of the department, making sure that all sections work towards achieving the vision of the department, and to undertake necessary planning, assessment, development, control of use, and maintenance of quality of water resources in Swaziland. This is done through the following activities.

  • The administration and direction of the Water Resources Branch.
  • Planning and supervising water resources projects and feasibility studies.
  • The supervision and implementation of water work construction and water resources development projects.
  • Identifying potential dam sites and undertaking associated water resources assessments such as assessing dependable yields for the dam sites.
  • Development of water resources models.
  • Undertake designs and construction of dams and other waterworks.
  • Large dam operation and maintenance.
  • Preparation of capital and recurrent budgets.
  • Enforcement of water regulation for the protection of the water resources.
  • Being a member of local organizations that deal with water usage (i.e. Water Apportionment Board, Water Sector Committee, etc), and a link with international organisations on water matters.
  • Negotiating for water in international bodies like Tripartite Permanent Technical Committee, Joint Water Commission, Southern African Development Community Water Resources Technical Committee, Komati Basin Water Authority, etc.
  • Ensuring that the country complies with international water agreements.


Directorate: Mr. Makhosini Khoza
Postal Address: P.O. Box 6201
Physical Address: Millers Mansion Building
Mdada st
Telephone: +268 2404 3585 +268 2404 2929

Fax Number:  +268 2404 4330
Email Address:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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