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Water Act, 2002 (Cap. 372).

Country/Territory
Kenya
Document type
Legislation
Date
2002 (2003)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act of Parliament to provide fort the management, conservation, use and control of water resources and for the acquisition and regulation of rights to use water; to provide for the regulations and management of water supply and sewerage services; to repeal the Water Act (Cap. 372) and certain provisions of the Local Government Act; and for related purposes.
Subject
Water
Keyword
Framework law Basic legislation Freshwater resources management Waterworks Water supply Policy/planning Water charges Institution Authorization/permit Irrigation Drainage/land reclamation Water conservation zone Water rights Basin/catchment/watershed Inspection Groundwater Public water Special fund Water shortage/drought Pollution control
Geographical area
Africa, Eastern Africa
Abstract

The Act establishes the Water Resources Management Authority and defines its duties, regulates the ownership and control of water and makes provision for the conservation of surface and groundwater and the supply of services in relation with water and sewerage.

Full text
English
Website
www.kenyalaw.org

References - Legislation

Amends

Local Government Act (Cap. 265).

Legislation | Kenya | 1963 (2006)

Keyword: Agricultural development, Institution, Governance, Local government, Forest management/forest conservation, Public forest, Expropriation, Plant production, Water supply, Waterworks

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repeals

Water Act, 1952.

Legislation | Kenya | 1952 (1964) | Repealed

Keyword: Basic legislation, Water charges, Institution, Authorization/permit, Irrigation, Water rights, Inspection, Non-governmental entity, River basin institution, Groundwater, Well sinking/boreholes, Public water, Servitude, Waterworks, Water supply, Water shortage/drought, Court/tribunal, Water abstraction, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Saltwater intrusion/siltation, Priorities, Contract/agreement, Access-to-information

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Water Resources Management Rules, 2007 (L.N. No. 171 of 2007).

Legislation | Kenya | 2007

Keyword: Surface water, Groundwater, Water abstraction, Water rights, Authorization/permit, Wetlands, Registration, Access-to-information, Transport/storage, Hydropower generation, Flood, Irrigation, Water users' associations, Monitoring, Well sinking/boreholes, Waterworks

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Lake Naivasha Groundwater Conservation Area Order, 2012 (L.N. No. 9 of 2013).

Legislation | Kenya | 2012

Keyword: Inland waters, Water conservation zone, Basin/catchment/watershed, Groundwater, Well sinking/boreholes, Water abstraction, Water charges, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water (Water Services Board) (Variation of Limits of Supply) Order, 2008 (L.N. No. 68 of 2008).

Legislation | Kenya | 2008

Keyword: Water supply

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Lake Naivasha Catchment Area Protection Order, 2012 (L.N. No. 8 of 2013).

Legislation | Kenya | 2012

Keyword: Forestry protection measures, Protection forest, Protected area, Soil pollution/quality, Inland waters, Water conservation zone, Basin/catchment/watershed, Water abstraction, Water charges, Water rights, Policy/planning, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Data collection/reporting, Authorization/permit, Inspection, Monitoring, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Appeal Board Rules, 2007 (Cap. 372).

Legislation | Kenya | 2007 (2012)

Keyword: Court/tribunal, Dispute settlement, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Water rights

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water (Water Quality Analysis) (Fees) Rules, 2009 (Cap. 372).

Legislation | Kenya | 2009 (2012)

Keyword: Water supply, Water charges, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water (Services Regulatory) Rules, 2012 (L.N. No. 137 of 2012).

Legislation | Kenya | 2012

Keyword: Freshwater resources management, Water supply, Sewerage, Authorization/permit, Water charges, Water conservation zone, Water quality standards, Special fund, Non-governmental entity, Registration, Waterworks

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water (Water Service Levy) Regulations, 2008 (Cap. 372).

Legislation | Kenya | 2008 (2012)

Keyword: Water supply, Water charges

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water (Plan of Transfer of Water Services) Rules, 2005 (Cap. 372).

Legislation | Kenya | 2005 (2012)

Keyword: Freshwater resources management, Institution, Water supply, Policy/planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repealed by

Water Act, 2016 (No. 43 of 2016).

Legislation | Kenya | 2016

Keyword: Ecosystem preservation, Environmental planning, Environmental standards, Sustainable development, Framework law, Basic legislation, Freshwater resources management, Waterworks, Water supply, Sewerage, Policy/planning, Water charges, Institution, Water quality standards, Authorization/permit, Irrigation, Drainage/land reclamation, Community management, Water conservation zone, Water rights, Basin/catchment/watershed, Inspection, Groundwater, Surface water, Public water, Special fund, Water shortage/drought, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Effluent waste water/discharge, Classification/declassification, Dispute settlement, Sustainable use, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX