Water use licenses
#66: Water use licenses
Water use licences implement general authorisations for water withdrawal and discharge of waste water.
Water Use Licences can be applicable to all persons and sectors within the country. Water uses that require the licencing need to be specified. This licencing can be achieved through a Water Use Licence or General Authorisation. Topics covered include water withdrawal and discharge of wastewater.
Example: Licensing for specific water uses in South Africa
In South Africa, licenses for water use can be required by competent authorities of actors conducting activities that may lead to the discharge of waste or wastewater into water resources, or other activities in such a manner that would eventually lead to the detriment of the resource.
South African Government Gazette (1998). National Water Act https://www.gov.za/sites/default/files/gcis_document/201409/a36-98.pdf Retrieved on 22 September 2020