Establishment

Joint River Basin Authorities – Project Board (JRBA – PB) is an operational organization within the Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy. JRBA – PB was established under section (79) of the Eswatini Water Act of 2003. The entity aims to strengthen the five (5) River Basins Authorities of the country; through improving water management activities at a sub-national level while covering the entire country.

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Mission Statement

JRBA-PB aim to take the lead in Water Resources Management; by ensuring the implementation of basin-level Integrated Water Resources Management in the Kingdom of Eswatini.

Objectives of the Project Board

The JRBA – PB works broadly to ensure coordinated, equitable and efficient utilization of water resources; to sustainably maximize socio-economic and environmental benefits.

This is done through:

Our Partners

To take the lead in ensuring the implementation of basin-level Integrated Water Resources Management in the Kingdom of Eswatini, the JRBA-PB works hand in hand with:

Global Water Partnership - Eswatini

Towards a water-secure world

Siphofaneni Irrigation District

Water management institution based in the Usuthu River Basin

Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy (Eswatini)
Ministry of Natural Resources & Energy - Eswatini

The custodian of policy and operational activities.

Vechtstromen
Malkerns Irrigation District

Water management in a sub-section of the Malkerns.

Dutch Water Authorities

Improving access to clean, sufficient and safe water worldwide

Emandla Ekuphila Water User District

Water management in a sub-section of the Komati Basin.

River Basin Authorities

Komati, Lomati, Usuthu, Lubovane, Ngwavuma River Basin Authorities

River Basin Authorities

Komati, Lomati, Usuthu, Lubovane, Ngwavuma River Basin Authorities

International Union for Conservation of Nature

The IUCN is an international organization working in the field of nature conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. 

Guidance & Governance

In accordance with section 79 of the Water Act of 2003;

A Project Board is established for new developments requiring new capital input or organization, and its management is elected by the relevant water users.
Section 79 of the Water Act of 2003

It is therefore in this tune that the JRBA- PB exists as an autonomous entity, with its organizational structure and administrative procedure subject to the Act and internal regulations adopted by the Board of Directors.