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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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Human Resources and Administration

The Human Resources and administration Department manages the affairs of human resources to maximize employee performance 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. 

The WARMA Organization Structure
In order to effectively deliver on the functions of the WARMA outlined in the WRM Act, a startup organizational structure was developed comprising Head Quarters, Catchment and Sub Catchments and was approved by the WARMA Board. The Head Quarters of WARMA is located in Lusaka.

The day-to-day operations of WARMA are managed by Management that is supervised by a Board of Directors. The Authority is headed by the Director General who is the Chief Executive Officer and has a line management of four directorates, namely:

    Directorate of Water Resources Management and Information;
    Authority Secretary Services;
    Directorate of Finance; and
    Directorate of Human Resources and Administration.
 The figure below presents the current WARMA Top Management Structure 












Structure of top WARMA Management





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