The Water and Sanitation Department pursue the Ministry’s mandatory function to provide safe water and sustainable, affordable, and environmentally-friendly sewerage systems in the Maldives.
The department is tasked with developing policies and regulations, facilitating and coordinating the mobilization and use of resources for water and sewage systems. The department provides advice to both the government and the private sector in the planning and implementation of water and sanitation programmes and in the provision and usage of such services.
The department consists of two sections and four units. The planning and development section comprises of the policy and planning unit and the project development unit. The project management section is divided into project coordination, implementation and monitoring, and the project design and supervision.