UWEWK 2022: Commemoration of all the International sector days (World Forest Day, World Water Day and World Meteorological Day ) Keynote addresses on each sub-theme followed by dialogue by seasoned experts Submission of an abstract for a paper or poster presentation in relation to the overall theme and the sub-themes Graduation of mentees from the WRI mentorship program Launch of LIFE-AR/DCF project and UNESCO Hydrological program launch
Uganda Water and Environment Week (UWEWK) is a week-long annual event that is organized by Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) through Water Resources Institute (WRI). The Institute aspires to be a Centre of Excellence that provides cutting edge applied research and training; delivers continuous professional skills development across all levels in water and environment resources management and development, and serves as a neutral place for dialogue and outreach. Since inception in 2018, the UWEWK events seek to contribute towards attainment of sustainable socio-economic transformation and achieving Ugandan National Development Plan and vision 2040. UWEWK has become a WRI flagship program and provides interface between sector stakeholders for knowledge exchange, dialogue, and learning for improvement of Uganda’s water and environment resources.
UWEWK 2022 is the 5th UWEWK organised by MWE through the Water Resources Institute (WRI), starting Sunday 20th March to Friday 25th March 2022. The week-long event will involve annual commemoration of three important International Days: World Forest Day (March 21st), World Water Day (March 22nd) and World Meteorological Day (March 23rd) on 22rd March 2022. The UWEWK 2022 is intrinsically linked to: NPDIII and SDGs which focus on enhancing value addition in key growth opportunities; ensuring availability of adequate and reliable quality fresh water resources for all uses, reducing human and economic loss from natural hazards and disasters, increasing incomes and employment through sustainable use and value addition to water, environment and other natural resources.
The 5th Uganda Water and Environment Week (UWEWK 2022) will explore:
• Promoting peace and stability through Water and Environment resources management and development
• Building resilience to risks and shocks caused by COVID-19, climate change and environmental degradation
• Financing Water, Environment and Climate Change.
• Partnership and inter-sectoral collaboration in governance, management and development of water and environment resources.