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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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Hydrological Information

March 22, 2018

Hydrological Information

REVIEW OF THE RAINFALL AND WATER LEVELS FOR SELECTED STATIONS •The rainfall period considered was from the December, 2017 to 16th March, 2018. •Water levels considered were from 1st October, 2017 to...

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ZAWMIS

ZAMWIS is a web based information management system for the Zambezi River Basin. The system is implemented to support the Zambezi Watercourse Commission (ZAMCOM) to fulfil its obligations conferred on it under the ZAMCOM Agreement. It also provides the Riparian States with an efficient and timely means of sharing data and information on water resources in the basin. As an information system, it also supports water resources strategic planning in the basin for mutual benefit of all countries in the basin. The system provides a platform for storage, visualizing and presentation of GIS and earth observation data. It is also possible to collate layers and deduce useful information such as determination of hydrological characteristics of the basin. The users are able to visualize and analyze time series data, searching and viewing of documents such as policies, protocols, legal instruments and reports on previous studies done in the basin. The system also contains meta-data associated with documents, time series indicators and processing history. This functionality is provided through an interactive GIS user interface. The knowledge portal is a web-based "door" that enables open/public access to the available data, information and knowledge products published in physical and electronic documents related to the management and development of the water and related resources of the Zambezi River Basin.

 

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