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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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2015 WSS SECTOR REPORT LAUNCHED

June 2, 2016

2015 WSS SECTOR REPORT LAUNCHED

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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IWRMIS SOTWARE

The intention to develop an Integrated Water Resources Management Information System (IWRMIS) is not to develop a new system that will immediately replace all existing systems and capacities but rather a system which is able to integrate existing systems, establish data links between them and be able to flexible react on requirements of future systems and services. The receipt of incoming measuring data to the system and forwarding them to relevant databases is one of the core functionalities of the intended IWRMIS. The IWRMIS will consist of the following core components;

 Data Import via Manual Data Entry, Telemetry and custom FTP settings

 Quality Control of the Data.

 Generating Quality Control Reports.

 Visualization of time series i.e. charts.

 Document Management.

As such the IWRMIS is anticipated to potentially be an important tool in the daily work at the Water Resource Management Authority, supporting a well-documented and objective dialogue between Catchments on subjects related to information management and environmental / water resource management in Zambia. The overall modus of operandi of the system is that the water management authority makes data available through IWRMIS leveraging a WARMA managed data exchange protocol.

This flow is conceptually a depiction of IWRMIS database system.

 

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