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Press statement

October 19, 2018

NO AGENTS NO BOREHOLE FLOW METERS The Water Resources Management Authority (WARMA) would like to inform the general public that it has NOT appointed any agents to register nor install any...

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Press Statement on the Extension of the …

September 28, 2018

Press statement on the Extension of Borehole Registration The Water Resources Management Authority (WARMA) has extend the Borehole registration deadline from 30th September, 2018 to 31st March, 2019. Press Statement on the...

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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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Director General

Water Resources Management Authority (Head Quarters)

Plot 4186, Addis Ababa Drive

P.O. Box 51059


Tel: 0211251934

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Catchment Manager

Chambeshi Catchment Office


Mobile: +260977-405352


Catchment Manager

Luangwa Catchment office


Office:  +260 953 014123 or 0974 878698


Catchment Manager

Kafue Catchment Office


Mobile: +260972-346481

Office:  +260978 944156


Catchment Manager

Zambezi Catchment Office


Mobile: +260974-085398


Tanganyika Catchment Office

Contact details will be available soon


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