Water Resources Management Act

Short title: 
Water Resources Management Act
Long title: 
An Act to establish the Water Resource Management Authority and define its functions and powers; provide for the management, development, conservation, protection and preservation of the water resource and its ecosystems; provide for the equitable, reasonable and sustainable utilisation of the water resource; ensure the right to draw or take water for domestic and non-commercial purposes, and that the poor and vulnerable members of the society have an adequate and sustainable source of water free from any charge; create an enabling environment for adaptation to climate change; provide for the constitution, functions and composition of catchment councils; sub-catchment councils and water users associations; provide for international and regional cooperation in, and equitable and sustainable utilisation of, shared water resources; provide for domestication and implementation of the basic principles and rules of the international law relating to the environment and shared water resources as specified in the treaties, conventions and agreements to which Zambia is a State Party; repeal and replace the Water Act, 1949; and provide for matters connected with, or incidental to, the foregoing.
Year of Act: 
Number of Act: 
Date of assent: 
18 April 2011
Date of commencement: 
9 March 2012
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