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. 

The Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) in collaboration with key partners has so far held five (5) annual UWEWKs: in March 2018; March 2019; September 2020; March 2021; and March 2022. These events have attracted high-level political participation including the Vice President and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda, and other stakeholders both nationally and internationally.  In addition, the sector professionals, private sector and academic communities have presented papers, exchanged knowledge and built relationships. During the UWEWK event also 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 2021 is also done.

This event has evolved and grown to become the flagship program for advocacy, information sharing, and learning within the water and environment spectrum. The format of the event provides an opportunity to engage and exchange information on water and environment management and development in general and across various sectors of the economy. The event is positioned to deliver value internally and externally by promoting a multi-sectoral and integrated approach that links all sectors to water and environment.

Held so far five (5) Uganda Water and Environment week 2018, 2019,2020, 2021 and 2022 with more than 7,788 participants –Nationally and Internationally. During these UWEWK's, a total of 427 papers have been presented, these papers are practice, policy and scientific. A total of 22 dialogues multi-sectoral in nature have been organized and 22 keynote presentations focusing on themes and sub themes have been made. For more information