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Government framework:

The Ministry of Water and Environment consists of 2 sub-sectors: The Water and Sanitation sub-sector (WSS) and the Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) sub-sector. The Water and Sanitation sub-sector comprises Water Resources Management (IWRM), Rural Water Supply and Sanitation, Urban Water Supply and Sanitation and Water for Production. The Environment and Natural Resources sub-sector comprises Environmental Management, Management of Forest and Trees, Management of Wetlands and Aquatic Resources and Weather and Climate Change.

Since July 2008, the Water and Sanitation sector working Group (WSSWG) was merged with the Environment and Natural Resources Working Group (ENRWG) to form the Water and Environment Sector Working Group (WESWG). The ENRWG provides policy and technical guidance to the sector. It comprises representatives from all key sector institutions (Government, Development Partners and Civil Society Organisations).

Sector Wide Approach (SWAp):

The SWAp is a mechanism whereby the government, development partners and civil society support a single sub-sector policy, development plan and programme, which is under government leadership and follows common approaches.

In Uganda it has been in place for the WASH sector since 2002 and UWASNET is officially mandated to represents the civil society within it.