The sub-division of Water Supply and Sanitation Coordination was established with the mandate to take full responsibility for the implementation of rural water supply for the rural communities on communal land.

Based on its mandate under the existing legislation and the policy framework, the sub-division of Water Supply and Sanitation Coordination has developed and adopted Vision, Mission and objectives to guide its activities towards the ultimate Government goal to... promote and maintain the welfare of the people.

The emphasis of the statements is primarily on the clients of the sub-division of Water Supply and Sanitation Coordination, which are the rural communities living on communal land.


To ensure a sustainable supply of safe water to rural communities in communal areas.


By the year 2007, we will ensure that 80 per cent of the rural population of Namibia will receive water from improved systems, and all the water points that then exist will be managed by the communities themselves.

The sub-division will then consist of a group of in-house specialists, who will provide advice and services on policy making, planning, and information management.



  • Ensure water security for human, livestock and industry development
  • Improve sustainable management and utilization of existing water resources
  • Ensure access to adequate and improved sanitation facilities



To improve the provision of water supply in order to:

  • Contribute to improved public health;
  • Reduce the burden of collecting water;
  • Promote community based social development taking the role of women into special account;
  • Support basic water needs;
  • Stimulate economic development; and
  • Promote water conservation.


To improve the provision of sanitation services in order to:

  • Contribute towards improved health and quality of life;
  • Ensure a hygienic environment;
  • Protect water sources from pollution;
  • Promote conservation of water; and
  • Stimulate economic development.

As part of Regional management structures, rural water supply support units will provide project management services, policy advice, training services, management of inter-Regional pipelines, and advice and support in water supply operations.