Uganda Water and Environment Week (UWEWK) is a weeklong event that is organized annually by Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) through the Water Resources Institute (WRI). Since its inception in 2018, the event seeks to contribute towards the attainment of Sustainable Socio-economic Transformation and achieving Ugandan National Development Plan and vision 2040. It provides an interface between sector actors and other stakeholders for knowledge exchange, dialoguing, learning for improvement of Uganda’s water and environment resources.
This year UWEWK2021 will explore the role water and environment resources will be play in:
i. Increasing investment in value addition to environment and natural resources products and services,
ii. Promoting natural resource accounting, to improve the national income measurement,
iii. Promoting research, innovation and adoption of green appropriate technology to foster sustainable use and management of water and environment resources and
iv. Reducing human and economic loss from natural hazards and disasters.
Overall theme UWEWK 2021
The overall theme of UWEWK 2020 is “Water and environment security for socio-economic transformation of Uganda.”
Under the major theme, the following sub-themes are proposed to elaborate on value of water and environment security in transforming Uganda’s economy and improved livelihood for socio-economic development.
a) Valuing water and environment resources;
b) Water and environment in a creative economy;
c) Managing water and environment shocks, and
d) Water and environment security for smart urban growth
For more information check on the Uganda Water and Environment Week website. www.uwewk.mwe.go.ug