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.
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 the Joint Technical Committee meeting for the Zambezi Dam Operators (ZAMDO). This was held at Protea Hotel in Livingstone on the 30th May, 2017 and was followed by the Executive Committee Meeting of ZAMDO the following day on the 31st May, 2017.
The Zambezi River Basin Water Resources Managers and Dam Operators (ZAMDO) is made up of the following Institutions namely; Administração Regional de Águas do Zambeze (Zambezi Regional Water Board, Mozambique or ARA Zambezi, Hidroelectrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB) the Mozambique power utility Company, Zimbabwe National Water Authority - ZINWA, Zimbabwe Power Company - ZPC, ZRA, ZESCO as well as WARMA which recently joined. The main objective is the improved water resources management in the basin through a more coordinated approach. It provides a platform for data exchange between the member Institutions.
ZAMDO has a Technical committee, the JOTC with a steering committee comprised of the Chief Executives from the member institutions.