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Press Statement on the Extension of the …

September 28, 2018

Press statement on the Extension of Borehole Registration The Water Resources Management Authority (WARMA) has extend the Borehole registration deadline from 30th September, 2018 to 31st March, 2019. Press Statement on the...

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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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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