INTERNATIONAL WATER MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

PART I

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL WATER MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE

2. Establishment of the International Water Management Institute.

3. Institute to be a body corporate.

4. Headquarters principal office, agencies, offices of the Institute.

5. Objects of the Institute.

6. Duties and functions of the Institute.

7. Power of the Institute.

PART II

ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE INSTITUTE

8. The Board of Governors of the Institute.

9. The First Board of Governors of the Institute.

10. Appointment of members by the Board

11. Appointment of additional members.

12. Number of Members.

13. Resignation of members appointed by the Board.

14. Term of office of member.

15. Alternate member.

16. Death or resignation of a member appointed by the Board.

17. Chairman of the Board.

18. Meetings of the Board.

19. Acts or proceedings of the Board deemed not to be invalid by reason of any vacancy or defect in the appointment of a member.

20. Powers duties and functions of the Institute to be vested in the Board.

21. Delegation of powers, duties and functions by the Board.

22. Powers, duties and functions of the Board.

23. Director-General of the Institute.

24. Power of board to appoint standing committees or ad-hoc committees.

25. Seal of the Institute.

26. Non-interference in political activities.

PART III

FINANCE

27. Fund of the Institute.

28. Financial Year.

29. Audit of Accounts.

30. Publications.

31. Budget of the Institute.

32. Government to make available premises for use of the Institute.

33. Rights, privileges, immunities and exemption of the Institute.

34. Limitation of liability of members.

35. Winding up of the affairs of the Institute.

36. Interpretation.

SCHEDULE

6 of 1985,

50 of 2000.

AN ACT to establish the International Water Management Institute and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Am by s 2 of Act 50 of 2000.]

[Date of Commencement: 9th January, 1985]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the International Water Management Institute Act.

[S 1 am by s 3 of Act 50 of 2000.]

PART I

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL WATER MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE

2. Establishment of the International Water Management Institute.

There shall be established in accordance with the provisions of this Act an Institute which shall be called the "International Water Management Institute” (hereinafter referred to as the "Institute”) which shall operate as an autonomous organisation, International in character.

3. Institute to be a body corporate.

The Institute shall, by the name assigned to it by section 2, be a body corporate having perpetual succession, and a common seal and may sue and be sued in its corporate name.

4. Headquarters principal office, agencies, offices of the Institute.

(1) The headquarters and the principal office of the Institute shall be at Battaramulla in Sri Lanka or at such other place in Sri Lanka as may be mutually agreed upon by the Government and the Institute.

[S 4(1) am by s 5 of Act 50 of 2000.]

(2) The Institute may, with the concurrence of the Government established such other offices, agencies and field operation stations at such places in Sri Lanka, as it may from time to time consider necessary.

(3) The Institute may establish branch offices, agencies, co-operative centres and field operation stations in such other countries as it may from time to time determine, having regard to the extent to which such offices, agencies, centres or stations would contribute to the attainment of the objects of the Institute.

5. Objects of the Institute.

The objects for which the Institute is established shall primarily be directed towards the improvement of the management and performance of irrigation and water resources systems and in particular to develop methods, devices, procedures, practices and operational approaches to—

(a) optimise the effectiveness of water use for agricultural production;

(b) ensure dependability and equity in the distribution of the benefits of irrigation and water resources management;

[S 5(b) am by s 6(b) of Act 50 of 2000.]

(c) evaluate and improve the management and performance of irrigation and water resources systems;

[S 5(c) am by s 6(c) of Act 50 of 2000.]

(d) protect, maintain and improve the quality of irrigation soil and the environment in areas affected by irrigation and water resources management, as well as the health, and the general welfare and quality of life in rural agricultural communities; and

[S 5(d) am by s 6(d) of Act 50 of 2000.]

(e) improve the reliability of water supply, thus reducing the risks to investments in yield-increasing inputs,

and to share and disseminate information thereon among potential user groups, organisations and other bodies and persons concerned with irrigation and water resources management.

[S 5 am by s 6(a) of Act 50 of 2000.]

6. Duties and functions of the Institute.

The Institute shall perform and discharge all or any of the following duties and functions as may reasonably be considered necessary to carry out its objects—

(a) the study and evaluation of irrigation and water resources systems and all phases of their operation and management including design, construction, operation, regulation of water flow and distribution, water pricing and policies, and affects on the soil, the environment, and the health and general welfare of the people concerned;

[S 6(a) am by s 7(a) of Act 50 of 2000.]

(b) the development of improved methods of study, analysis and evaluation of the management and performance of irrigation and water resources systems, including their efficiency, dependability and equity of distribution;

[S 6(b) am by s 7(b) of Act 50 of 2000.]

(c) the diagnosis and correction of the deficiencies in irrigation and water resources systems and in the effectiveness of water use, including the relieving of constraints to the optimisation of water use and the provision of incentives for improved management and operation;

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