Water Sector Development Program

Tanzania’s Development Vision 2025 aims at achieving an absence of abject poverty and attaining a high quality of life for all people by 2025. Water resource management, water supply and sanitation features prominently in this Development Vision. Intrinsic to these overall targets, are the objectives of equity of access, water management capacity, and proper maintenance of water and sanitation systems, use of environmentally sound technologies, and effective water tariffs, billing and revenue collection mechanisms

The Tanzanian Government is presently implementing the Water Sector Development Program (WSDP, 2006 – 2025) with support from development partners. The WSDP targets four areas in the water sector, namely: (i) Water Resources Management and Development (WRMD), (ii) Community Water Supply and Sanitation (CWSS), (iii) Commercial Water Supply and Sewerage (CWSS), and (iv) Sector Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building.

The National Water Sector Development Strategy (NWSDS, 2006) sets out the strategy for the National Water Policy (NAWAPO, 2002) implementation and in turn guides the formulation of the sub-sectoral investment programmes as inputs into the WSDP. The sector’s strategy has guided the preparation of the three sub-sector programmes: the Water Resources Management and Development Programme (WRMDP), Community Water Supply and Sanitation Programme (CWSSP) and the Commercial Water Supply and Sewerage Programme (CWSSP).