mowiThe Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity of Ethiopia is a federal organization established to undertake the management of water resources, medium and large scale irrigation and electricity resources of Ethiopia. The Ministry is a regulatory body which involves the planning, development and management of the resources, development of guidelines, strategies, polices, and programs, develop and implement sectoral laws and regulations, conduct study and research activities, provide technical support to regional water and energy bureaus and sign international agreements.

Core areas of the services include the followings:

  • Water supply and sanitation,
  • Medium and large scale irrigation and drainage,
  • Electricity study and design,
  • Dam safety and hydropower,
  • River basin study,
  • Trans-boundary water affairs,
  • Groundwater study and development,
  • Water quality and hydrology,
  • Water use permit and licensing,
  • Water sector research and development