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

Country/Territory
Kenya
Document type
Legislation
Date
2016
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act of Parliament to provide for the regulation, management and development of water resources, water and sewerage services; and for other connected purposes.
Subject
Environment gen., Water
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
Geographical area
Africa, Eastern Africa
Entry into force notes
This Act shall come into operation on such a date as the Cabinet Secretary responsible for matters relating to water may, by notice in the Gazette. appoint, and different dates may be appointed for the coming into operation of different provisions.
Abstract

This Act provides for the regulation, management and development of water resources and water and sewerage services in line with the Constitution. Authorities shall, in administering or applying this Act, be guided by the principles and values set out in Articles 10,43. 60 and 232 of the Constitution. it establishes the Water Resources Authority ("Authority"), the National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority, the Water Services Regulatory Board, the Water Sector Trust Fund and the Water Tribu

Full text
English
Website
www.kenyalaw.org

References - Legislation

Amends

County Governments Act, 2012 (No. 17 of 2012).

Legislation | Kenya | 2012

Keyword: Agricultural development, Policy/planning, Institution, Access-to-information, Governance, Land-use planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repeals

National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation Order, 1988 (Cap. 446).

Legislation | Kenya | 1988 (2012) | Repealed

Keyword: Institution, Waterworks, Water supply, Special fund, Water charges, Policy/planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Act, 2002 (Cap. 372).

Legislation | Kenya | 2002 (2003) | Repealed

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 11 of 2017).

Legislation | Kenya | 2017

Keyword: Water desalination, Water abstraction, Water supply, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX