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Ministrial Press Statement

April 18, 2018

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...

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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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Directorates

WARMA consists of four directorates and these are; Finace, Water Resources Management and Information, Legal and Human Resources and Administration

Finace
The Finance Department provides accountability for financial resources and assure prudent utilisation of funds.  The department performs this function by preparing management reports and periodic financial statements prepared in accordance with applicable Accounting and Financial Reporting Standards.

Water Resources Management and Information
The Water Resources Management and Information is a department which consists of four (4) units and six (6) Catchments. The department is managed by the Director Water Resources Management and Information. The role of the department is to manage, develop, protect, conserve and preserve the water resources for both surface and ground water.

Human Resources and Administration
The Human Resource Department manages human resources affairs to maximize employee performance in order to achieve the authority’s strategic objectives. The department primarily undertakes activities in designing human resource policies and procedures, recruitment and selection, remuneration, performance management, training, development and employee relations.

Legal
The Legal Department is a supporting function of WARMA whose principal mandate is to provide legal guidance to the Board and Management of the Authority

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