Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer, Estrella Torres
@inquirerdotnet, 03:56 AM April 15th, 2016
An Australian expert on water management has warned that the the Philippines is at risk of massive water shortage even after the El Niño phenomenon passes because of inadequate policies to govern water use in the face of expanding roads, housing projects, malls and other infrastructure.
Prof. Stuart White, director of Institute for Sustainable Futures of the University of Technology Sydney said the Philippines needs to step up policy measures to mitigate the impact of drought as well as balance water supply and demand to meet infrastructure development.
April 8, 2016
Lead officials of the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) and Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technologies Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) of the Climate-Resilient Infrastructure Initiative (CRII) at the NWRB Office in Quezon City.
September 30, 2015
Top officials of the National Water Resources Board Dr. Sevillo D. David Jr. (Executive Director) and Engr. Jorge M. Estioko (Deputy Executive Director), attended the first ever National El Niño Forum organized by the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) in Sequioa Hotel, Quezon City.
March 15, 2016
The National Water Resources Board, together with Manila Water, led the kick-off event for this year’s World Water Day and Philippine Water Week Celebration through an exhibit showcasing different government and private water agencies in the Philippines. The display, held in TriNoma mall in Quezon City, is in line with the 2016 theme, Water and Jobs.
NWRB Deputy Executive Director Jorge M. Estioko graced the turn-over ceremony of groundwater monitoring wells to the municipality of Pavia, Iloilo held at the Pavia National High School on September 28, 2015.
December 2, 2015
Microtel, UP Techno Hub, Q.C.
The members of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) presented the final output of their project entitled “Establishment of an Integrated 3D GIS-Based Water Resources Management Information System in the Provinces of Pampanga and Bulacan” to the National Water Resources Board and various stakeholders.
October 1, 2015
With the ongoing strong El Niño in the country, the National Water Resources Board resolved a 5% decrease from last month’s water allocation for domestic and municipal use starting today. According to NWRB Executive Director Sevillo D. David Jr., the Board approved the 36 cubic meters per second (cms) in October from 38 cms last September for MWSS.
October 22, 2015
Super typhoon Lando is a devastation to the northern part of the country but it also brought beneficial effects in the water recharge of the country’s major dams in Luzon particularly the Angat dam which caters to the supply for Metro Manila water users. In a span of 28 hours, the water level in Angat dam rapidly rose almost seven meters reaching 200.85 meters in October 18 from 194.23 meters in October 17. As of 6:00 a.m. today, the reservoir elevated to 203.72 meters, a 6.28-meter behind its normal high water level (NHWL) of 210 m.