The Ministry of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification’s (MMERE’s) Water Resources Management Division is the Government Division that ensures water governance measures are adhered to in the management of Solomon Islands’ water resources. This means that the Division is responsible for ensuring that the right political, social, economic and administrative systems are in place to influence the use and management of the country’s water resources.
According to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Water Governance determines the equity and efficiency in water resource and services allocation and distribution, and balances water use between socio-economic activities and ecosystems.
Governing water includes the formulation, establishment and implementation of water policies, legislation and institutions, and clarification of the roles and responsibilities of government, civil society and the private sector in relation water resources and services.
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