WATER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER
The water research and development center is a sector of Ndejje University Main campus, Luwero that was established in 2017 to carry out various water projects on behalf of the University to respond to the constantly arising water challenges in communities and the university.
Objectives of the Water Center
- Provide water quality testing services in the WRDC laboratory that adheres to the UNBS standards.
- Offer practical training courses and lectures in various fields of water analysis and application, e.g. GIS, water quality testing, rainwater harvesting, irrigation
- Engage students in the projects of the Center as well as offer guidance with their final year projects.
- Establish collaborations with other universities, government agencies, companies, and NGOs
- Institute a weather station
Sustainable development goals under the Water Research and Development Center
In response to the UN sustainable development goals, the water research and development center has devoted its research and community outreach initiatives to address the issues above.
The water research and development center is ensuring sustainable food production systems and is implementing resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production. This is through the use of rainwater (surface run-off and roof harvested) so as to supplement the water available for irrigation from the existing well on the demonstration agricultural site for all seasons.
Ndejje University through the water research and development center has set up a water kiosk supplying clean water to Kisooba during water shortages but open for all seasons at a cost.
Through the community outreach initiatives, projects are to be set up to make water more accessible to locals in surrounding communities that face a challenge of water scarcity.
Sensitization of the locals on the different water quality indicators of drinking water to make the water safer for consumption in these areas.