Services Overview

Types of Services

  • development of national water quality guidelines or standards and regulations
  • ensuring compliance to standards and regulations by water users and sanitation services providers
  • monitoring and investigation of water resources quality and pollution of surface, groundwater
  • provides guidance and advice on the construction, operation and maintenance of water treatment systems and safe disposal/reuse of effluent
  • monitoring of river health through research, biological monitoring
  • monitoring and control of the proliferation of aquatic weeds
  • conducts environmental education and awareness
  • implements and promotes the integrated water resources management (IWRM) plan, both nationally and internationally.
  • coordinates water conservation and demand management
  • manages water quality information on its Water Quality Information System (WAQIS)
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  1. Geospatial Infrastructure for planned development
      This theme focuses on economic progression through the expansion and modernization of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure and the provision of reliable and current fundamental geospatial datasets (data associated with location) as base for cohesive planning for national development; to increase access and value addition through provision of geospatial datasets to the public, OMAs and international development partners.

  2. International Boundary Re-Affirmation
      After African states attained their independence, poorly delimitated and/or demarcated borders became potential sources of conflict and political instability, prompting the African Heads of Governments (AHG) to enact resolution AHG/Res.16(1) at the Organization of African Union (OAU) on the principle of respect of borders existing at the time of independence. This theme thus focuses on Namibia’s resolve to re-affirm its boundaries with her neighbors in fulfilment of the aforesaid resolution.
  3. Blue Economy Expansion
      Article 76 para. 1 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) establishes the right of coastal States to determine the outer limits of the Continental Shelf beyond the default 200 nautical miles. This theme focuses on Namibia’s quest of expanding its blue economy (sea-bed and subsoil resources).

Departments, Sub-divisions & Units

Division Field Surveys

  • Cadastral Surveys Section
  • Geodetic Control Section

Sub-Division Land Information

  • Survey Examination Section
  • Cadastral Land Information Section

Sub-Division Mapping

  • Digital Mapping Section
  • Photogrammetry Section

Sub-Division GIS & Cartography

  • GIS Section
  • Cartography Section

Sub-Division Geomatics Planning

  • Research and Development Section
  • Training Surveyors’ Council and Regulation Board

Sub-Division Administration

DSM’s Core functions include: -

  • Establishment, modernization and maintenance of Namibia Geodetic Infrastructure; Survey of State Land;
  • Quality Control (Examination and Approval) of all cadastral survey records (Diagrams, General Plans, and Sectional Title Plans) earmarked for registration of title in the Deeds Office;
  • Establishment and maintenance of Cadastral Datasets and records;
  • Preservation of all records pertaining to surveys of land filed and kept in the Surveyor-General’s office as records of that office;
  • Acquisition of aerial imagery and production of Orthophoto maps;
  • Production and revision of topographic maps;
  • Design and maintenance of GIS and Cartographic Databases;
  • Production of Customized Maps;
  • Professional Advice on acquisition and application of geospatial data;
  • Inspection, survey, maintenance & re-affirmation of international boundaries;
  • Conduct level, tide and other relevant survey operations as required in terms of the Land Survey Act.