The Department captures, processes, analyses, archives and disseminates data pertaining to surface water resources availability.
Subject to the Water Act (Chapter 20:24) and ZINWA Act (Chapter 20:25), and any other enactment, the functions of the department shall be—
- To advise the Minister on the formulation of national policies and standards on hydrology
- To undertake research studies and develop a database on hydrological issues pertaining to or of interest to Zimbabwe and to publish the findings and any other data compiled by the Authority;
- To conduct hydrological and geographical surveys and to produce maps or other information necessary in the planning, development and exploitation of water resources and to publish any such surveys, maps or other information.