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Water Research Act, 1971 (Act No. 34 of 1971)

2. Establishment and general objects of Water Research Commission


(1) There is hereby established a commission to be known as the Water Research Commission.


(2) The Commission shall be a body corporate, capable of suing and being sued in its corporate name and of performing all such acts as are necessary for or incidental to the exercise of its powers and the performance of its functions and duties in terms of this Act.


(3) The objects of the commission are to co-ordinate, to promote, to encourage or to cause to be undertaken, as determined by the Minister specifically or in broad outline, research in respect of –
(a) the occurrence, preservation, conservation, utilization, control, supply, distribution, purification, pollution or reclamation of water supplies and water;
(b) The use of water for:
agricultural purposes;
industrial purposes; or
urban purposes