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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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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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WARMA’s 2018 Labour Day celebrations

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 this year’s 2018 Labour Day celebrations which was held under the theme “Building partnership for Sustainable National Development through decent job creation and Social Justice.” labour1
Looking at this year’s theme, one would ask just how job creation, building partnership and social justice can promote national economic growth and respect workers’ rights. 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.labour2
As WARMA, we are happy with this year’s theme because it is in line with our objectives and expectations. We believe that sustainable development can only be achieved through better management of water resources both surface and ground water 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