Mandate – Watershed Management Division

MANDATE AND FUNCTIONS

Vision: “Ensure effective and integrated watershed management to maintain and improve water & watershed conditions and contribute to sustainable livelihoods through provision of watershed services.”

Mandates:

  • Coordinate and provide technical backstopping to field offices in planning and monitoring of watershed, wetland management and other water sources management
  • Coordinate watershed vulnerability assessment and classification of watersheds for management interventions in collaboration with field offices
  • Provide technical backstopping to field offices in identifying and implementing the watershed and wetland management improvement interventions
  • Coordinate Climate Change mitigation and adaptation programs within the Department
  • Coordinate and undertake the valuation of forest ecosystem services at national level
  • Provide technical backstopping for identification and establishment of Payment for Environmental Services (PES) schemes
  • Provide technical backstopping for identification of drying water sources including recharge areas and reviving drying water sources
  • Develop strategies and guidelines for watershed, wetlands, REDD+, PES, recharge area mapping and other water sources management
  • Carry out capacity building on climate change mitigation and adaptation, REDD+ and PES for field offices

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