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PRESS RELEASE ON COMPLIANCE LEVELS ON GR…

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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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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This unit oversees the country's surface water resources pertaining to Hydrometric stations operations, design and construction of surface water development infrastructure, surface water quality and quantity monitoring and protection to ensure sustainable use of the nation's surface water
Activities

  •  The Unit provides guidance in the Planning and Development of catchment surface water resources.
  •  Oversees and reviews Designs for operating and maintaining Hydrometric stations for surface water management.
  •  Monitors catchment Plans and their execution for regular field monitoring programmes for hydrological observations.
  •  Advises on the effects of development on the availability of surface water and Water allocation.
  •  Manages and checks hydrology and hydraulic analyses and design procedures on projects in catchment areas
  •  Conducts flood studies, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) mapping

 

 

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