Drought Characteristics of the Upper Nile Water Management Zone, Uganda

Drought occurrences are typical of all regions in Africa especially in arid and semi-arid areas of Sub-Sahara Africa. Drought characteristics such as type, duration, magnitude, intensity and severity bear different consequences on local ecosystems and livelihoods due to resulting effects on water bodies, crops and livestock. This study assessed drought characterised in the Upper Nile water Management zone in Uganda.

Observed increased drought occurrence pauses great impacts on the Upper Nile water management zone. Sustainable water and natural resources management should be promoted in order to minimize the occurrences and droughts impacts on Upper Nile water management zone.

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