DWRM Documents

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.

Request for EOI for the Development of National Water Policy and Water Bill

The Ministry of Water and Environment through the Directorate of Water Resources Management (DWRM) has acquired funds from Joint Partnership Fund (JPF) and intends to use part of the funds to acquire a Consultant to undertake development of a costed implementation strategy and plan, a regulatory impact assessment (RIA) report and ensure finalisation and submission of a revised National Water Policy and Water (Water Act amendment) Bill.

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.

VALID DRILLER AND REGISTERED HYDROGEOLOGIST

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 (1 July to 30  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 drilling companies with valid drilling permits for the period 1st  July 2016 to 30  June 2017.