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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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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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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