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.
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.
There are four(4) Water Management Zones;
- Kyoga Water Management Zone in Eastern Region offices are Located in Mbale.
- Upper Nile Water Management Zone in Northern region offices are Located in Lira
- Victoria Water Management Zone in South Western Region; offices are Located in Mbarara
- Albert Water Management Zone in Western Region, offices are Located in Fort Portal, Kabarole
Joint Water and Environment Sector Support Programme (JWESSP) for 2013 – 2018.