The Water Resources Management Authority (WARMA) is responsible for managing and regulating at a national level all uses of Zambia’s water resources in an integrated, participatory and sustainable manner based on human, land, environmental and socio-economic considerations.
WARMA was established by the Water Resources Management (WRM) Act No. 21 of 2011 and its mandate is derived from this Act.
WARMA’s approach to regulating the use of water in Zambia is based on international best practices of integrated water resources management (IWRM) in line with the country’s national development agenda.
WARMA became operational on October 1 2012 through a statutory instrument after the 2011 Water Resources Act was signed.
To be an autonomous, efficient and dynamic regulator of water resources.
Effectively regulate, manage and develop water resources for all users in Zambia.
Welcome to the Water Resources Management Authority (WARMA) website, an organization set up by the Zambian Government following the water sector reforms process that led to the enactment of the Water Resources Management Act No. 21 of 2011 (the “Water Resources Management Act”) .
WARMA is an authority whose main function, as spelt out in the WRM Act is “to promote and adopt a dynamic, gender-sensitive, integrated, interactive, participatory and multi-sectoral approach to water
resources management and development that includes human, land, environmental and socio-economic considerations, especially poverty reduction and the elimination of water borne diseases, including malaria”.