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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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WARMA Labour Day celebrations 2016

Labour Day in Zambia is celebrated every year on MAY 1 and it is also known as “May day or workers day.” It is a day when workers, regardless of the type of job one does, come together to rejoice over their achievements.
The workers also use the occasion to share the challenges they may have faced with their employers during the execution of their duties.
Water Resources Management Authority (WARMA) participated in the 2016 Labour Day celebrations which was held under the theme “Achieving National Development through Productive Decent Work, Sustainable Job Creation & Social Justice.” Economic Growth through Job Creation, Free Collective Bargaining and Respect for Workers’ Rights’.
Looking at the theme, one would ask just how job creation, free collective bargaining and respect for workers’ rights can promote national economic growth. WARMA recognises the important role that a worker plays in driving the economy of the country forward. It was noted that the labour movement believes that the economy of any country can only grow when its citizens have jobs through which they can generate income instead of depending on handouts from Government for their survival.
As WARMA, we are happy with this year’s theme because it is in line with our expectations. We believe that economic growth can only be achieved through the better management of water resources as is it said that “every drop counts.


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