Zambia and a Swedish research institute have agreed to work together to develop a series of water and environmental projects in the southern African nation, a Zambian official said on Friday.

Zambia and IVL Environmental Research Institute have agreed to work together on projects that will be identified to improve the water situation as well as environment management, said Edward Chomba, permanent secretary at the Ministry of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection.


The agreement was reached at a meeting on the sidelines of the 2019 Water Week in Sweden, according to a press release.

Chomba said climate change has led to depletion of water resources in several parts of the world and that Zambia has not been spared.

He said since the creation of the Water Resources Management Authority in 2011, the management of water resources has been improved.

Mikael Olshammar, assistant director of the Swedish research institute, said latest developments in Zambia are encouraging and that the establishment of a regulator has put the country in a strong position to effectively face various water challenges.

He called for more investment in water infrastructure, especially in the wake of climate change that has resulted in water shortages.

Olshammar said his institute will also help in waste water recycling in Zambia. Enditem


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