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Water Resources: Government Information: Library Guide: Lesotho

This guide directs you to government sources on water resources from international to local level.


Ministry of Natural Resources. Department of Water Affairs and Rural Water Supply

Orange-Senqu River Awareness Kit. National water laws in Lesotho Overview of legislation, governance and policy.

Millennium Challenge Account: Lesotho. Water Sector

"an independent Authority established by the Government of Lesotho (GoL) to implement the Lesotho Compact over a five-year period (2008-2013)."

Lesotho Electricity and Water Authority (LEWA). "established through the Lesotho Electricity Authority (LEA) Act. No. 12 of 2002 as amended."

Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA)

"was set up to manage that part of the [Lesotho Highlands Water] Project that falls within Lesotho’s borders-the construction, operations and maintenance of all dams, tunnels power stations and infrastructure- as well as secondary developments such as relocation, resettlement, compensation, supply of water to resettled villages, irrigation, fish hatcheries and tourism."

Metolong Authority

The Lesotho Lowlands Water Scheme (LLWS) was established within the Ministry of Natural Resources to address water shortages in Maseru and other lowland districts. Central to the LLWS is the Metolong Dam and Water Supply Programme (MDWSP)." The MDWSP is executed by the Metolong Authority.

Lesotho Highlands Water Project

South Africa
   Treaty on the Lesotho Highlands Water Project between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho. --    [Pretoria : Govt. Printer, 1986?]

   96, [13] leaves.

The Lesotho Highlands Water Commission (LHWC), previously known as the Joint Permanent Technical Commission, is responsible for monitoring the project.

Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA). Lesotho Highlands Water Project

The Authority is responsible for the implementation works.

The Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA)

The Authority is responsible for controlling the water outfall in South Africa.


G 6871 E.WATE.03.LESO
   Lesotho Lowlands Water Supply Scheme : feasibility study : potential impacts of water supply schemes : environmental impact background information document, English summary / [text from contributions by David Ambrose ... et al.]. --    Maseru, Lesotho : Sechaba Consultants, [2003].

Water security

World Bank. Lesotho Water Security and Climate Change Assessment. Washington DC: World Bank, 2016.


Lesotho. Ministry of Water. Long-term water and sanitation strategy, 2016. Maseru: Government Printer, 2016. IN: Lesotho Government gazette, Vol. 61, no. 72 (16 December 2016). Shelf no. G 6871 G (72/2016)

Water and sanitation

Water and Sewerage Company (WASCO)

Established by the Water and Sewerage Company (Proprietary) Limited Establishment and Vesting Act 13 of 2010. Replaced the Water and Sewerage Authority established by the Lesotho Water and Sewerage Authority Order N0.29 of 1991. 

G 6871 ES.WATE
Water & Sewerage Authority.
   Annual report / Water & Sewerage Authority. --    Maseru, Lesotho : Public Relations Dept., [199-?]- .
   v. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.