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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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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