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PRESS RELEASE ON COMPLIANCE LEVELS ON GR…

July 16, 2018

PRESS RELEASE ON COMPLIANCE LEVELS ON GROUND WATER REGULATIONS The Acting Director General for Water Resources Management Authority responded to a press query from Media Houses on the compliance levels on...

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Zambia National Water Stewardship Award …

April 12, 2018

Zambia National Water Stewardship Award 2018 Launch

WARMA Acting Director General launches 2018 Zambia National Water Stewardship Award Water Resources Management Authority Acting Director General Mr. Lemmy Namayanga launched the 2018 Zambia National Water Stewardship Award. During the...

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Hydrological Information

March 22, 2018

Hydrological Information

REVIEW OF THE RAINFALL AND WATER LEVELS FOR SELECTED STATIONS •The rainfall period considered was from the December, 2017 to 16th March, 2018. •Water levels considered were from 1st October, 2017 to...

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Ministrial Press Statement

The Ministry Of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection (MWDSEP) released a press statement clarifying the enactment of the statutory instruments on fees and charges, licensing of drillers and constructors and groundwater and boreholes (statutory instruments numbers 18, 19 and 20 of 2018).

The press statement highlighted on the statutory instruments numbers 18, 19 and 20 of 2018. SI No. 18 of 2018 talks about fees and charges for all economic uses of water such as hydropower, agriculture, mining, industries and municipal as well as non-extractive uses such as recreation and navigation. SI No. 19 of 2018 talks about licensing provision of drillers and constructors of water works and SI No. 20 of 2018 talks about the intended protection of groundwater resources and safe guard public health by prescribing minimum distances between adjacent boreholes as well as the distance between a borehole and a potential pollution source such as septic tanks and soak ways, landfills, graves and many more. Full Press Statement

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