The Ministry of Water and Energy of Ethiopia is a federal organization established to undertake the management of water resources, water supply and sanitation, large and medium scale irrigation, electricity and natural and manmade energy resources. The Ministry is a regulatory body which involves the planning, development and management of resources, preparation and implementation of guidelines, strategies, polices programs, and sectoral laws and regulations. It also, conducts study and research activities, provides technical support to regional water and energy bureaus. Regarding trans-boundary water resources and regional developments pertinent to the sector, it engages in the negotiation and the signing of international agreements.

The Ministry is headed by a Minister and State Ministers. The State Minsters are managing: Water Supply and Sanitation Sector and Energy Study and Development Sectors.


Ensure access to water and sanitation supply, energy demand and all over improvement of citizens’ lives by developing and managing water and energy resources equitably, sustainably and in an integrated manner.



Envision Ethiopia on the path to prosperity through ensuring integrated water resource management and ensuring access to drinking water, sanitation and energy supply to citizens by 2030.

Core Values

  1. Providing Quality Service
  2. New Ideas and Innovations
  3. Equal Participation and Benefit
  4. Perseverance, Teamwork and Work Ethics
  5. Alert on Environmental Protection   
  6. An Attitude of Always Learning
  7. Abhorrence of Corruption and Malpractice.                                     


                                        Ministry of Water and Energy Ethnic and Gender Proportionality

Duties & Responsibilities