Component A: Water Resources Management: The objective of this component is to enhance capacity at the national and regional level to address the challenges of water resources management in Zambia. The component will provide support to: (a) construction, rehabilitation and upgrading of hydro-meteorological and groundwater monitoring networks; (b) review and upgrading of operating procedures and processes to enhance the capacity of hydro-meteorological and groundwater information management systems and functions; (c) enhancing institutional partnerships and collaborations; (d) review, upgrading and implementation of the national hydrological and hydrogeological information management systems, including the integration of spatial and remotely sensed data; (e) development of flood forecasting and early warning systems; (f) preparation of consolidated catchment and basin-level water resources development plans and carrying out associated strategic water assessments, including groundwater; and (g) implementation of arrangements and measures for water resource allocation, licensing, revenue and compliance monitoring and management. These activities will be supported through the provision of:
The Project Beneficiaries are targeted rural communities who will benefit from improved small scale water resources infrastructure. Benefits will also accrue in key river basins to water users and improvements aggregated as the national level through allocation of water and rights. Construction/rehabilitation of some 100 small dams is estimated to have 1,000,000 direct and indirect beneficiaries over the next decade. It is estimated that direct investments in rehabilitation and multi-purpose upgrading of a dam affects some 10,000 beneficiaries.
CHINOKORO Herbert Mugwagwa
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