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National Water Act Definition

Water Management Area (WMA) is an area established as a management unit in the National Water Resource Strategy within which a Catchment Management Agency will conduct the protection, use, development, conservation, management and control of water resources in South Africa.

[Source: National Water Act (Act No. 36 of 1998)].

Why are WMAs  important?

WMA are the geographical areas within which water resource management will take place in South Africa.