To determine policies related to protection,improvement and usage of water resources,
To provide coordination of water management in national and international level
To prepare/-make prepared- river basin management plans on the basis of river basins and carry out the relevant legislation studies about integrated river basin management plans, with the aim of protection and improvement of ecological and chemical quality of aquatic environment by taking protection – use balance into account.
To determine, assess and update precautions, on the basis of basins, together with related institutions and associations and follow up their implementations
To determine, together with related institutions and associations, objectives, principles and receiving environment standards for the protection of surface waters and ground waters, to monitor or make it monitored water quality
To determine and monitor sensitive areas in terms of water quality and areas nitrate-sensitive
To determine strategies and policies related to floods, to prepare related legislation and flood management plans.
To make necessary coordination related to water allocations on the basis of sectors, according to river basin management plans
To follow up processes arising from international agreements and other legislations related to protection of water resources and management, to carry out works related to trans-boundary and frontier waters in coordination with related institutions.
Constituting national water data-based information system.
To perform studies on climate change impacts into water resources.
To perform relevant duties given by the Minister.