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Managing Water for Sustainable Growth and Poverty Reduction : A Country Water Resources Assistance Strategy for Zambia

ACCESS TO SAFE DRINKING WATER ACCESS TO WATER ACCESS TO WATER SUPPLY ADEQUATE WATER AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AGRICULTURAL WATER AGRICULTURAL WATER USE ALLOCATION OF WATER ALLOCATION OF WATER RIGHTS ANNUAL RUNOFF AQUACULTURE AQUIFER AQUIFERS AUGMENTATION AVAILABILITY OF WATER AVAILABLE WATER AVERAGE ANNUAL PRECIPITATION AVERAGE ANNUAL RAINFALL BASINS CATCHMENT CATCHMENT AREA CATCHMENT LEVEL CATCHMENTS CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION CLIMATE CHANGE CLIMATE VARIABILITY CLIMATIC CONDITIONS CLIMATIC VARIABILITY CONSERVATION CONSERVATION OF NATURE CONSTRUCTION COPPER CORROSION COST RECOVERY COVERING DAM FAILURES DAMS DEMAND FOR ELECTRICITY DEMAND FOR WATER DEWATERING DISTRIBUTION OF WATER DOMESTIC WATER DOMESTIC WATER SUPPLY DRAINAGE DRINKING WATER GUIDELINES DRINKING WATER SUPPLY DROUGHT EFFLUENT EFFLUENTS ENVIRONMENTAL FLOWS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT FAILURE EROSION EVAPOTRANSPIRATION EXPLOITABLE WATER FARMERS FARMING FLOODS FOOD PRODUCTION FOOD SECURITY FRESHWATER GRAVITY GROUND WATER GROUNDWATER GROUNDWATER DEPLETION GROUNDWATER QUALITY GROUNDWATER RESOURCES GROUNDWATER SOURCES GROUNDWATER USE HEAVY METALS HOUSEHOLDS HYDROELECTRIC DEVELOPMENTS HYDROLOGY HYDROPOWER CAPACITY HYDROPOWER DEVELOPMENT HYDROPOWER POTENTIAL HYDROPOWER PRODUCTION INDUSTRIAL AREAS INDUSTRIAL EFFLUENTS INDUSTRIAL GROWTH INTERNATIONAL RIVER BASINS INTERNATIONAL WATER INTERNATIONAL WATER RESOURCES INVESTMENT REQUIREMENTS IRRIGATION IRRIGATION AGRICULTURE IRRIGATION DEVELOPMENT LAKES LAND PRODUCTIVITY LEAKAGE LIVESTOCK WATERING LOCAL AUTHORITIES MAINTENANCE COSTS MANAGEMENT OF WATER MANGANESE MINERALS MOISTURE NATIONAL WATER RESOURCES NATIONAL WATER SUPPLY NATURAL RESOURCE BASE NATURAL RESOURCES NUTRIENT LOADS PH PIPELINE PIT LATRINES POINT SOURCES POLLUTION POLLUTION CONTROL POOR QUALITY OF WATER POWER CONSUMPTION POWER GENERATION POWER STATION POWER STATIONS POWER UTILITY PRESSURE PROGRAMS PROTECTED AREAS PROVISION OF SERVICES PUMPING PUMPING STATION QUALITY OF WATER QUALITY STANDARDS QUANTITY OF WATER RAIN RAINFALL RAINFALL DISTRIBUTION RECHARGE REMOTE SENSING RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES RESERVOIRS RIPARIAN RIPARIAN COUNTRIES RIPARIAN STATES RIVER BASIN RIVER BASINS RIVER CATCHMENT RIVER FLOW RIVERS RUNOFF SANITATION SANITATION SECTOR SANITATION SERVICES SCARCITY OF WATER SECTORAL WATER SEDIMENTS SEEPAGE SEPTIC TANKS SERVICE DELIVERY SERVICE PROVIDERS SEWAGE CONTAMINATION SEWAGE TREATMENT SEWERAGE COMPANY SEWERAGE SERVICES SHARED WATERS SMALL DAMS SOCIAL SERVICES SOILS SOURCES OF WATER STORAGE CAPACITY SUPPLY INTERRUPTIONS SURFACE SOURCES SURFACE WATER SURFACE WATER IRRIGATION SURFACE WATER RESOURCES SURFACE WATERS SUSTAINABLE WATER TOWN TOWN WATER TOWN WATER SUPPLIES TOWNS TREATMENT PLANTS URBAN AREAS URBAN DWELLERS URBAN GROWTH URBAN WATER URBAN WATER SUPPLY USE OF WATER UTILITIES WATER AFFAIRS WATER ALLOCATION WATER ALLOCATIONS WATER AVAILABILITY WATER BOARD WATER BODIES WATER CAPACITY WATER DEMAND WATER DEVELOPMENT WATER INFRASTRUCTURE WATER INVESTMENTS WATER MANAGEMENT WATER NEED WATER PARTNERSHIP WATER POLICY WATER POLLUTION WATER PRODUCTION WATER PROJECTS WATER QUALITY WATER QUALITY CONTROL WATER QUALITY MONITORING WATER QUALITY MONITORING PROGRAM WATER RESOURCE WATER RESOURCES WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT WATER RESOURCES PLANNING WATER SAVINGS WATER SCARCITY WATER SECTOR WATER SERVICES WATER SHORTAGES WATER SOURCE WATER SOURCES WATER STORAGE WATER SUPPLIES WATER SUPPLY WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM WATER TARIFF WATER USE WATER USER WATER USERS WATER WITHDRAWALS WATERCOURSES WATERSHED WATERSHED MANAGEMENT WETLANDS
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World Bank
Africa | Sub-Saharan Africa | Southern Africa | Zambia
2012-03-19T17:25:51Z | 2012-03-19T17:25:51Z | 2009-08-01

The country water resources assistance strategy for Zambia provides an analysis of the role of water in the economy and identifies the specific challenges, development opportunities and policies which inform an agreed framework for priority areas of assistance. Zambia lies entirely within the catchments of the Zambezi and Congo rivers and all internal runoff is shared by downstream and parallel riparian countries. This strategic geographic position in the upper reaches of both these catchments provides an important context for any water resources development. Zambia has played an important role in development of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) revised protocol on shared water courses (2000) and is engaged in the process of developing co-operative mechanisms with riparian states. However, the existing legal framework explicitly excludes any provisions for addressing issues on shared waters in the Zambezi and Luapula rivers, along with that portion of the Luangwa River which constitutes the boundary between Zambia and Mozambique. These account for more than 60 percent of Zambia's water resources. Economic development is undermined by physical scarcity of water. Despite the relative abundance, the uneven distribution of water resources across the country, high climatic variability (resulting in frequent floods and droughts) and degradation of water quality increasingly results in localized issues of scarcity. Despite continuing efforts to reduce pollution flow into the Kafue River, severe water quality issues persist in the Copper belt, posing serious health risks to the population and limiting the availability of water for productive purposes. The high dependency on hydropower, with 96 percent of the installed capacity produced within a 300km radius in the Kafue/Zambezi complex, will further increase vulnerability of the national economy to impacts associated with changing climatic conditions.

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