The Act provides for the establishment of the Water Resources Board, whose duty shall be to advise the Minister on the following matters: (a) control, conservation and utilization of water resources; (b) promotion, construction, operation and maintenance of irrigation, drainage, flood control and hydraulic power schemes; (c) promotion of afforestation; (d) control of soil erosion; (e) prevention of freshwater pollution; (f) formulation of national policies relating to the control and use of water resources.