National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority (NWHSA) was established under the Water Act 2016, as an autonomous agency reporting to the Ministry of Water and Sanitation. WSA. National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation (NWCPC) transited to WSA, which has a new mandate as stipulated in the Water Act 2016.
MANDATE OF WATER STORAGE AUTHORITY
(a) Undertake on behalf of the national government, the development of national public water works for water resources storage and flood control;
(b) Maintain and manage national public water works infrastructure for water resources storage;
(c) Collect and provide information for the formulation by the Cabinet Secretary of the national water resources storage and flood control strategies;
(d) Develop a water harvesting policy and enforce water harvesting strategies:
(e) Undertake on behalf of the national government strategic water emergency interventions during drought;
(f) Advise the Cabinet Secretary on any matter concerning National public water works for water storage and flood control