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ZAMDO 2017

July 31, 2017

ZAMDO 2017

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...

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Hon. Minister for Water Development, San…

February 16, 2017

Hon. Minister for Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection calls for modernization of hydrological and meteorological services to enhance service delivery

   Hon. Kaziya making a presentation during the Africa Hydromet event panel discussion at COP 22 Hon. Lloyd Kaziya M.P, Minister for Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection called for modernisation of...

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June 2, 2016


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...

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Finance Department

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 International Accounting Standards and International Financial Reporting Standards.

The department informs sound financial planning by providing guidance on budget preparation to the various departments of the Authority. It contributes to the successful allocation and employment of financial resources ultimately contributing to WARMA’s water resources management objectives.

The department began its operations in April, 2015 when the Accounting Function was taken over from the Accounts department at the formerly Ministry of Mines Energy and Water Development. WARMA’s Finance Department and the Authority as a whole’s operations fall within the Provisions of the Public Finance Act No. 15 of 2014, the Public Procurement Act , 2008 and the Public Audit Act Cap 378.

The department operates with an approved Financial Policy and Procedures Manual to provide authoritative guidance on the application of financial related procedures of the Authority.

Installation of the Accounting Financial Management Information System (AFMIS)

Our cooperating Partners Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH provided financial support in the development of the Accounting Financial Management Information System.

Participation in Raw Water Pricing Strategy. The department is part of a team that is tasked with the development of a pricing strategy which will inform the development of the statutory instrument to revise the water tariffs and other charges.

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