III. ANALYSIS OF THE TYPES OF MEASURES BEING USED AT THE SECTOR LEVEL INTEGRATE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS INTO THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES
C. Evaluation of effectiveness of each measure
The Water Resources Act provides for the control and management of water resources throughout the country, including rivers, streams, underground water, wells and coastal waters. Under the Act, domestic water usage rights (i.e., customary, public and private) are safeguarded, but the unauthorized use and pollution of water is an offence. The Water Resources Act has been enforced with a reasonable level of effectiveness since its introduction. However, like the other environmentally-related Acts, it is limited by a lack of adequate financial and human resources for monitoring and enforcement. There is currently an overlap between the aims of ECA, Dumping of Waste at Seas Act and the Water Resources Act. There was no coordination between the Water Resources Board and the Department of Environment and Conservation in planning the three Acts, which has resulted in the duplication of monitoring and enforcing efforts.