Policies and Regulations

Arab Republic of Egypt

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia developed a unified framework for the Saudi water sector that includes a comprehensive water strategy and integrates directions, policies, regulations and practices in the water sector at the national level, with the principal objective of addressing the key challenges and restructuring the sector.

  • National Water Strategy 2030 (Arabic) Click here
  • Unified Strategic Map of the Environment, Water and Agriculture Systems (Arabic) Click here

For more information please visit http://mewa.gov.sa/

National Water Policy for Palestine


Law No. (33) of 2002 regarding water, Issued by the Presidency of the Republic of Yemen on August 31, 2002

National Water Policy Document of the Republic of Benin

Water is an essential element in every aspect of life; hence, it is key to sustainable development. Therefore, the international community, conscious, on the one hand, of the increasing demand on water, and on the other hand, of the shrinking water resources, makes continuous efforts to alter water-related perceptions and attitudes towards more responsible use of these precious resources.

To this end, the Republic of Benin works to ensure sufficient and quality water supply for different uses, while also promoting a more rational, efficient, and sustainable water resources management through its "Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)".

The National Water Policy Document has been approved by all stakeholders active in the water sector such as representatives of public and private actors, NGOs, technical and financial partners, etc. It underlines the main trends and guidelines for water use in different sectors in order to overcome challenges and take actions in terms of planning, mobilizing and developing sustainable water resources with a view to transforming the water sector into a true driver for sustainable development. Therefore, the present document is an essential instrument for enhancing water resources management in Benin.

The National Water Policy Document of Benin analyses water-related problems in terms of management and current uses as well as constraints and advantages in order to generate guidelines and determine strategic intervention priorities by activity areas.

Please click here to access the document.