This is the first edition of the Communication Education Participation and Awareness (CEPA) Strategy for the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) for the period 2019 – 2024.  For many years, Ugandans have taken water and environment resources for granted, expecting these resources to always be available. The continuous striving for a better life and increasing population growth have put unprecedented  pressure on water and environment resources. The drastic changes in weather and climate across the globe, the declining condition of the nation’s rivers, lakes, groundwater, forest and wetland cover as a result of unregulated conflicting human action represent an important aspect of environmental issues that require urgent attention.