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.
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 who officiated at the event held on 8th April 2016 at the Government Complex, urged the sector to concert efforts to finding solutions to managing water crises. In his speech to launch the 2015 Sector Report, the Minister lauded the sector for achieving the MDG on water supply and sanitation but called for more effort in improving sanitation coverage.
The annual event also marked the awards for outstanding performance by Commercial Water Utilities. Southern Water and Sewerage Company was awarded best performing CU. Other awards given were as follows: