The major activities of the Water Resources Authority (WRA) include hydrologic data collection, compilation, and analysis; water resources investigation, assessment, and planning; water resources allocation; and environmental monitoring and impact assessment.

  1. Water resources allocation through licensing of surface and underground water abstractions.
  2. Licensing of well drilling and altering of wells.
  3. Assessment of water resources for agricultural and housing developments.
  4. Selection of solid and hazardous waste disposal sites; cemetery sites and other waste disposal sites.
  5. Groundwater pollution risk mapping.
  6. Flood plain mapping.
  7. Hydrological forecasting.
  8. Preparation of water management plans to satisfy national development objectives.