About 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.

To fulfil its functions WARMA has eight offices with a total of 72 employees. The offices are located in:

  • Lusaka (2)
  • Kabwe
  • Ndola
  • Mongu
  • Kasama
  • Mkushi
  • Mazabuka
Transparency

We believe that Zambia’s Waters are a valuable resource for the country and its citizens. Protecting this resource is a key function of WARMA. We understand that this requires joint efforts from all stakeholders, commitment from our employees and a culture of shared information. WARMA pledges itself to transparency and acknowledges the rights of the public to request information about our organisation and our work.

WARMA aims to cooperate with representatives from the media and other stakeholders to build a culture of trust and common understanding. We encourage newspapers, radio and TV stations as well as free journalists to approach us with any questions. Please use the provided information on this page in accordance with our brand guidelines.