The diversion of water from natural river routes and the extraction of water from natural surface water and ground water sources are subject to permits granted by the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification’s (MMERE) Water Resources Management Division (WRD) and the Solomon Islands Water Authority (SIWA). 

These Water Permits include:

Water Permit

Contact Solomon Water about Water Extraction


Application for a permit to abstract water from natural surface and ground water sources in areas that fall under the jurisdiction of the Solomon Islands Water Authority (SIWA) are facilitated by the Authority while any diversion of natural river paths requires a person to apply to the Water Resources Management Division (WRD) for a permit to do so. 

Learn More

pdf River Waters Act 1996 (61 KB)

pdf Solomon Islands Water Authority Act 1992 (2.03 MB)

Visit the SIWA Website

Water Resources Management

Contact the Water Resources Division