Government says there is need for an integrated global approach in managing water resources amidst current environmental challenges.
Ministry of Water Development Permanent Secretary Ed Chomba says there is also need to consider issues related to water, energy and food interconnection which are essential for human well-being and sustainable development.
Bishop Chomba was speaking in Livingstone when he officiated at the 19th Waternet and Water Research Fund for Southern Africa Global Symposium being hosted by the Ministry of Water Development and University of Zambia.
And Waternet Chairperson Lapologang Magole has urged countries in Africa to reduce dependence on donor funding as they strive to achieve Sustainable Development Goal Number Six.
Meanwhile, Acting University of Zambia Vice Chancellor Jolly Kawanga says the institution is setting up an incubator facility that will specialize in water development research to help with the country’s policy direction.