Urban Water and Wastewater

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The main focus of the sub-committee is to facilitate the sustenance of safe water supply access and safe wastewater disposal in urban areas of Zimbabwe, in line with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and other Zimbabwe set development goals and standards. In the medium term the sub-committee shall focus on implementing strategies to capacitate utilities to achieve sustained sector recovery.  Within this framework the sub-committee shall:

i.    Advise NAC on the review and harmonisation of all enabling legislations.
ii.    Advise NAC on the establishment of the water and wastewater regulatory authority to enforce compliance, set standards and promote good corporate governance.
iii.    Facilitate the involvement of co-operating partners in urban water supply and wastewater removal, including in the medium term the promotion of dialogue to launch the MDTF.
iv.    Oversee the planning, coordination, implementation  and monitoring of  urban water supply and wastewater treatment programmes
v.    Facilitate the production and implementation of tariff setting guides and models for the sub-sector
vi.    Facilitate the development of capacity of all actors to ensure effective participation at all levels in the planning and management of urban water and wastewater programmes
vii.    Facilitate the collection, analysis and dissemination of data on water supply and wastewater coverage
viii.    Support piloting of privatizing urban water supply services, including capacitating new utilities
ix.    Develop sub-sector strategies for the sustainable implementation of water supply and wastewater programmes
x.    Facilitate the development of policy guidelines on the management of urban  water supply and sanitation  programmes
xi.    Promote gender and ecologically sensitive waste removal and treatment measures
xii.    Promote in-country and regional partnerships including measures to enhance the participation of the private sector.
xiii.    Facilitate the development of water and wastewater management tools and software.
xiv.    Advocate and raise awareness on the importance of efficient and sustainable use of water resources, including measures to mitigate the impacts of climate change and other natural disasters.
xv.    Raise awareness and support programmes dealing with solid waste management
xvi.    Create time bound Task Forces to deal urgent issues
xvii.    Receive and act on reports from the sub-sector sub-national committees and other structures as determined from time to time

Membership:  Members of the Urban Water and Wastewater Sub-committee shall be:

i.    Ministry of Health and Child Welfare
ii.    Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
iii.    Ministry of Local Government Rural and Urban Development (chair)
iv.    Ministry of Water Resources Development and Management
v.    Ministry of Energy and Power Development

This list shall remain open for any new members to join.

Reporting:  The sub-committee reports to the main NAC

Frequency of Meetings:   At least once every 2 months