Policies and Regulations

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso: National Water Policy (2016-2030)

Adopted in 2015, Burkina Faso's National Water Policy sets the sectoral framework: "By 2030, the country's water resources will be identified and effectively managed to realize the right of universal access to water and sanitation in order to contribute to sustainable development."

The report can be accessed from the link given below: National Water Policy (2016-2030) (French) Click here


Mali: National Water Policy

Adopted by the Council of Ministers at its meeting on 22 February 2006, the National Water Policy of Mali aims to promote more synergy and coherence in public and private investments and to establish close collaboration among various stakeholders, including development partners in the field of water resources management.

The report can be accessed from the link given below: National Water Policy (French) Click here

The Republic of Niger

Upon proposal of the Ministry of Hydraulics and Sanitation of the Republic of Niger, the National Action Plan for Integrated Water Resources Management, PANGIRE Niger, was adopted by decree on 09 May 2017.

The PANGIRE outlines the national framework for water resources management and constitutes the operational tool for implementing the National Water Policy. It also enables a better integration of the planned actions of the various sectoral and inter-sectoral water strategies and programmes.

The document can be accessed from the link given below: (French) Click here

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.