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Water Resources Management Act 2008.

Country/Territory
Samoa
Document type
Legislation
Date
2008
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
Consolidated Acts of Samoa 2014.
Long title
An Act to provide for the management, protection and conservation of the water resources of Samoa.
Subject
Environment gen., Sea, Water
Keyword
Marine pollution Basic legislation Surface water Groundwater Institution Water supply Policy/planning Water rights Freshwater pollution Water charges Basin/catchment/watershed Precautionary principle Well sinking/boreholes Offences/penalties Pollution control Inland waters
Geographical area
Asia and the Pacific, Oceania, Polynesia, Small Island Developing States, South Pacific
Abstract

This Act makes provision for the management, conservation and use of water resources in Samoa including coastal waters where freshwater accumulates or discharges and is mixed with seawater.

Full text
English
Website
www.parliament.gov.ws; www.paclii.org

References - Legislation

Amends

Lands, Surveys and Environment Act 1989.

Legislation | Samoa | 1990 (2015)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Institution, Pollution control, Coastal zone management, Fishery management and conservation, Land reform, Land tenure, Expropriation, Public land, Lease, Survey/mapping, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Freshwater pollution, Protected area, Management/conservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repeals

Water Act, 1965.

Legislation | Samoa | 1965 (2008)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Institution, Water supply, Waterworks, Water rights, Freshwater pollution, Hydropower generation, Water charges, Offences/penalties, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Constitution Amendment Act (No.1) (No. 8 of 2017).

Legislation | Samoa | 2017

Keyword: Constitutional amendment, Cadastre/land registration, Offences/penalties, Pollution control, Enforcement/compliance, Governance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX