Water Resource Management

The Directorate of Water Resources Management (DWRM) is responsible for managing, monitoring and regulating of water resources through issuing water use, abstraction and wastewater discharge permits; Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) activities; coordinating Uganda’s participation in joint management of transboundary water resources and peaceful cooperation with Nile Basin riparian countries. The directorate comprises three departments namely Department of Water Resources Monitoring and Assessments, Department of Water Resources Regulation and Department of Water Quality Management.  DWRM was established in July 2007 and the process of filling the top positions is almost completed. However performance is not at peak because of the gap in the administrative structure.  Effort has been made to fill the staffing gaps with contract staff while confirming permanent staff in the senior positions.

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