Although the Water Resources Planning Agency (WARPO) Director General. Delwar Hossain told Prothom Alo that WASAs are not in a position to hold anyone accountable. There is a need for coordination among other water-related organizations.
Rules were formulated in 2016 for the implementation of Bangladesh Water Act 2013. According to the rules, Warpo is the agency responsible for licensing, monitoring and controlling arbitrary extraction of groundwater without household use. Delwar Hossain claimed that Warpo is working to implement that mandate.
Khairul Islam, head of WaterAid’s South Asia, told Prothom Alo that ‘Warpo has not been able to make its activities visible to the public in the last three and a half years. We need to think about how realistic the implementation of water laws is with water planning organizations and their capabilities.
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