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Advisory suspensionAugust21 2021

LATEST APPROVED POLICIES
Further Amending the Policy Guidelines on the Processing and Issuance of Water Permits (WPs) and Conditional Water Permits (CWPs)
NWRB Res. No. 15-0921 was approved by the Board on its meeting held on September 22, 2021 which provides that all holders of CWP for municipal use shall secure a CPC and maintain the same in good standing until the WP has been issued, otherwise, the CWP will be cancelled or revoked. On the other hand, all holders of a WP for municipal use shall maintain the legality and good standing of a CPC, otherwise the same can be a ground for the cancellation of the WP. Likewise, water permittees for municipal use not required by law to secure a CPC shall also maintain their WPs in good standing, otherwise the same may be cancelled or revoked.
Standard Rules and Regulations in the Operation of Waterworks Systems, As Revised 2021
NWRB Res. No. 14-0921 was approved by the Board on its meeting held on September 22, 2021 which embodies modifications on the existing rules and regulations in the operations of waterworks systems.
Granting of Authority to Executive Director and/or Deputy Executive Director to Represent NWRB in All Civil and Administrative Cases
NWRB Res. No. 14-0821 was approved by the Board on its meeting held on August 25, 2021 that grants authority to the Executive Director and/or Deputy Executive Director to represent NWRB in all civil and administrative cases where NWRB is a party, either as a complainant/petitioner or respondent/defendant, before any court of law or such other tribunals.
Extension of Time on the Submission of Annual Report and Payment of Supervision and Regulation Fees During the State of Public Health Emergency
NWRB Res. No. 05-0221 was approved by the Board on its meeting held on February 17, 2021 which provides CPC grantees a two (2) months extension period on the submission of Annual Reports and payment of Supervision and Regulation Fees, which fall due on May 30, 2021 and September 30, 2021, respectively during the State of Public Health Emergency.

Water Challenge Forum Series 2021
October 19, 2021

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The National Water Resources Board, represented by Engr. Susan P. Abano, NWRB Policy and Program Division Chief, took part at the Water Challenge Forum Series 2021 on October 19.

Engr. Susan Abano discussed the state of water in the Philippines and the efforts of NWRB to improve and sustain the condition of the country’s water resources. Among the programs discussed are the groundwater management plans in water-scarce areas, comprehensive water resources assessment in major river basins, dam monitoring and the most recent water security roadmap.

The event, with the theme “Building Partnership to Achieve Water Security”, was organized by the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP). Other guest speakers and panelists include National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Assistant Secretary Roderick M. Planta, Manila Water President and CEO Mr. Jose Victor Emmanuel A. De Dios, FutureWater Asia CEO Mr. Ramon B. Alikpala and Philippine Water Partnership Chairperson Mr. Chris Ilagan.

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