Water Sector Policy

Freshwater is a basic natural resource, which sustains life and provides for various social and economic needs. In its natural state, water is an integral part of the environment whose quantity and quality determine how it can be used. Safe drinking water and good sanitation practices are basic considerations for human health. The use of contaminated sources poses health risks to the population as evidenced by the incidences of water borne diseases such as diarrhoea and cholera. Despite its importance to our lives and development, water is unevenly distributed in time, space, quantity and with great variations in quality. Furthermore, water is a finite and a vulnerable resouces

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National Water Policy 2002