Department of Water Resources

The purpose of this Department is to develop and manage water resources in the country for use by all sectors. The Department is responsible for monitoring, assessment, conservation, management and development of surface water resources; exploitation and management of ground water resources; monitoring, assessment and management of water quality and pollution control; administration of Water Resources Act; and implementing regional and international agreements and obligations on transboundary water courses.

The overall mission of the DWR is to use the IWRM as a thriving vehicle to ensure equitable distribution of water to improve the quality of life of all Malawians and to maintain sustainable development, use and management of water resources.