Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

for the Proposed Rehabilitation of Kariba Dam Support Infrastructure

Project Backgroud

The Kariba Dam is located on the Zambezi River, on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.  It is situated 130 km south-south-east of Lusaka (Zambia) and 280 km north-west of Harare (Zimbabwe).  The Kariba Dam is managed and operated by the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA), a statutory body established in 1987 and jointly and equally owned by the Governments of Zambia and Zimbabwe.  ZRA is also responsible for overseeing any further development of the Zambezi River. 

The ZRA is proposing the rehabilitation of some of the support infrastructure of the Kariba Dam, namely the plunge pool and spillway. The ZRA will require an ESIA to be undertaken in accordance with the environmental regulations of Zambia and Zimbabwe before they will be granted permission to continue with the works bearing in mind the findings of the ESIA. ZRA appointed Environmental Resources Management (ERM) as the environmental consultant to conduct the ESIA.


Background Information Document (2Mb PDF)

Scoping/Prospectus Report for the Kariba Dam Rehabilitation Project (Zambia and Zimbabwe) on the Zambezi River

Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Project Rationale
Chapter 3 - Project Description
Chapter 4 - Baseline Information
Chapter 5 - Legal and Administrative Framework
Chapter 6 - Public Participation Process
Chapter 7 - Determination of the Potential Impacts of the Project
Chapter 8 - Alternative Analysis
Chapter 9 - Terms of Reference
Chapter 10 - Expertise Required for the Project

Annexure A - Consultation Materials
Background Information Documents
Site Notice (English and Shona)
Proof of Site Notices
Proof of Advertisement (The Herald and The Daily Mail)
Project Presentation
Issues and Concerns Log
Attendance Registers
Stakeholder Database
Annexure B – Curriculum Vitae 





Registration and Comment Sheet

Should you have any queries, comments or suggestions regarding the Project, please download the Comment sheet and note them there.

The comment sheet may be returned to:

Felix Chisha in Zambia
Mobile: +260-974-074 384; +260-963 258 535

Oliver Manjengwa in Zimbabwe
Mobile +263772958671

Janet Mkhabela in South Africa
Telephone: +27 21 681 5400
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