Directorate of Water Resource Management

Awoja Catchment, Soroti District

The Directorate of Water Resources Management (DWRM) is responsible for managing and developing water resources of Uganda in an integrated and sustainable manner in order to provide water of adequate quantity and quality for all social and economic needs for the present and future generations. The Directorate comprises of four departments namely Water Resources Monitoring and Assessment Department, Water Resources Planning and Regulation Department, Water Quality Management Department and the International Transboundary and Water Affairs Department.  DWRM was established in July 2007 after the restructuring of the new Ministry of Water and Environment.

Catchment based Water Resources Management (CbWRM)

The Directorate of Water Resources Management (DWRM) is implementing Catchment based Water Resources Management (CbWRM) as part of its water resources management reforms. This process deconcentrates management of water resources along hydrological units called catchments; areas that contribute water to a common outlet and are, therefore, independent of administrative boundaries.

JWESSP-II 2018-2023

The Joint Water and Environment Sector Support Programme (JWESSP) phase two 2018 - 2023 is a successor to the JWESSP 2013 – 2018 and builds on its achievements. The JWESSP phase two will be implemented by the Government of Uganda, represented by the Ministry of Water and Environment, with harmonised support from the water and environment sector Development Partners. The programme will help the sector to achieve its targets and improve its performance through consistent and harmonised support that is aligned to government objectives, policies and delivery modalities.

Registration of Hydrogeologists FY 2018-2019

Sections 5 and 13 of the Water Act Cap 152 vests the rights to investigate, control, protect and manage water in Uganda in the Director responsible for water resources, on behalf of Government. In exercising his/her powers, the Director may require any class or type of  persons to keep, maintain records and furnish any information concerning the investigation, use, control, protection, management or administration of any water or concerning any waste, as may be prescribed in the regulations or notice.

Licensed Drilling Permits Holders July 2017/June 2018

The general public is informed that all those involved in the business of drilling boreholes in Uganda have to apply for DRILLING PERMITS before they embark on any water well drilling activities. Drilling Permits are issued annually (1st  July to 30th  June) after submitting an application to the Director, Directorate of Water Resources Management and meeting all requirements for engaging in borehole drilling activities in Uganda. The following is therefore a list of companies with valid drilling permits for the  period 1st  July 2017 to 30th  June 2018.