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ZAMDO 2017

July 31, 2017

ZAMDO 2017

Zambezi Dam Operators (ZAMDO) Figure 1: The 25th JOTC and 15th ExCo of ZAMDO was held on the 30th- 31st May, 2017 at Protea Hotel, Livingstone. WARMA hosted the 25th session of...

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Hon. Minister for Water Development, San…

February 16, 2017

Hon. Minister for Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection calls for modernization of hydrological and meteorological services to enhance service delivery

   Hon. Kaziya making a presentation during the Africa Hydromet event panel discussion at COP 22 Hon. Lloyd Kaziya M.P, Minister for Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection called for modernisation of...

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2015 WSS SECTOR REPORT LAUNCHED

June 2, 2016

2015 WSS SECTOR REPORT LAUNCHED

The Minister of Local Government and Housing, Honourable Stephen Kampyongo, has launched the 2015 Urban and Peri-Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Report. The Honourable Minister of Local Government and Housing...

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ZESCO eager to fully develop hydro potential sites - ZESCO MD.

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The 2016 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank this year took place in Lusaka at Mulungushi International Conference Centre from the 23rd to 27th, May 2016. The theme of this year’s meetings was “Energy and Climate Change”, and draws on one of the Bank’s “High 5” priority areas, namely to “Light up and Power Africa”. It also reflects on the Bank’s New Deal on Energy and the key resolutions from the recent UN climate talks on global warming. The 2016 Annual Meetings theme is aligned with two of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): SDG 7 to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all” and SDG 13 to “take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”. The Bank’s Annual Meetings are its largest annual event, and its biggest window on the world. They bring together some 5,000 delegates and participants, and feature some 40 official events in addition to the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors. During one of the session of the annual meetings on the 26th May with the theme Light up Africa: Are the markets fit for purpose?, ZESCO Managing Director, Victor M. Mundende made a presentation in which he highlighted some of the strives that the corporation is making to deal with the power deficit that the country is currently facing.

Some of the projects that he made mention included the Batoka Gorge Hydro Power Projects whose works have already commenced and is expected to have a capacity of 2400 which will be shared between Zambia and Zimbabwe as is the case of Kariba Hydro Power station. However, he made the attendees aware during the discussion that in order for Zambia and Africa as a whole to be powered there is need to fully develop all the potential sites, he said this can either be done by government or the private sector. Mr. Mundende said the energy sector was liberalized as early as 1996 so as to encourage private power investment but this has not been the case because of the low selling price for domestic tariffs hence the need for the market to be commercially configured. Mr. Mundende said currently ZESCO had 760,000 customers and the corporation’s power generation was operating at half its capacity hence the continued need for load management through load shedding. He further added that with some of current projects that the corporation and other private companies had embarked on the power deficit will soon be a thing of the past.

 

 

WARMA at a Glance

What is WARMA?

 

The Water Resources Management Authority (WARMA) is an autonomous body established by the Water Resources Management Act, No. 21 of 2011. WARMA exercises control over all water resources in Zambia as envisioned in the Water Resources Management Act. The Act set out provisions to regulate the use of water in Zambia by considering or issuing of water permits with the exception of international shared water bodies.

 
WARMA Mandate

 

To preserve and protect Zambia’s ground and surface water resources and regulate the abstraction, allocation, use, development and management of water resources in a sustainable manner.

 
Who is Elligible for Water Permits

 

  • Farmers

 

  • Hydropower producers

 

  • Industries

 

  • Mines

 

  • Water Utility Companies

 

Who is exempted

 

  • Domestic and non-commercial users