Directorate of Water Resource Management

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.

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.

Registered Hydrogeolists 2017/2018

The general public is informed that all those involved in the business of site investigations for water well drilling and water well (borehole) drilling supervision in Uganda have to apply for Registration with the Directorate of Water Resources Management (DWRM) in the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE), before they embark on those activities. Registration will be done annually (1st July to 30th June) after submitting an application to the Director, DWRM and meeting all requirements for engaging in Groundwater projects in Uganda.