The Ministry of Water Resources and Rural Development was created in 1995 to be in charge of all issues relating to water resources in the State including water resources development, management and implementation of government policies in the sector.
Currently, the Ministry’s mandate includes: formulation of water resources policies; implement or monitor government policies on water resources; management of Water Resources information systems for the State including sourcing, analyzing, storing and dissemination of information; setting standards, regulating, supervising and controlling the use of all Water Resources in the State; overseeing Parastatals under it (Rivers State Small Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Agency and the Rivers State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency).
Other responsibilities include liaising with the Federal Ministry of Water Resources in the implementation of national policies and programmes, and overseeing Federal Government support in the Rivers State Water sector; coordinating the activities of External Support Agencies, NGOs, Oil Companies and other stakeholders involved in water supply in the State; and the supervision and monitoring of self-help development in the rural areas.
Available, accessible,acceptable and affordable water for all.
To develop and manage sustainable water for people,(in line with the MDG goal of 10L per day per person), for food (agriculture and fisheries), and for industries in Rivers State.
For more information, visit: water resources.rvsg.gov.ng