Water and Sanitation Sector - Sectoral Specific Schedules/Guidelines. | Land Portal

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January 2009
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These Guidelines are of guidance to institutions for yearly planning in water resources management. They set out the overall policy objectives of the Government for water resources management, (domestic) water supply and sanitation and water for production, the government policies and the legal framework that impact on management of the sector, relevant documents and roles and responsibilities of institutions and communities in water resources management, and procedures to be followed by district and urban authorities in planning.Ministry of Water, Land and Environment, the district and the urban authority will sign a Letter of Understanding. The annual work plan will be attached as an annex to the Letter of Understanding. The Letter of Understanding will have four main elements: The district and/or urban authority will commit to the implementation of the annual work plan. The district and/or urban authority will commit to adhering to the relevant sector guidelines and policies. Central Government will commit to the funding of the work plan. Central Government will commit to the provision of technical support. The work plan will then form the basis for release of funds to the district/urban authority A sample Letter of Understanding is attached as Annex 1 to these guidelines. The Guidelines also concern alteration in work plans, the planning cycle, planning elements, reporting requirements, cofinaning by communities, maintenance, etc., and set out sector standards, principles and procedures for sectoral planning also concerning (rural) water supply and environmental concerns. Communities are responsible for demanding for, planning, contributing a cash contribution to, operating and maintaining rural WSS facilities. A water user committee (WUC) should be established at each water point.

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