NWRB conducts Virtual Education Campaign Sessions on Groundwater: Making the invisible, visible
In celebration of the Philippine Water Week and World Water Day 2022, the National Water Resources Board conducted a series of virtual education campaigns (VECs) evolving in the theme Groundwater: Making the invisible, visible on March 18, 2022 via Zoom.
During the morning session of the two-part webinar series, NWRB Executive Director Sevillo D. David Jr., addressed the youth audience on how they can contribute to the water resources management in the country. He said that it is significant that the young people are educating themselves about the importance of water through attending information campaigns.
The initial part focused on the topics about Groundwater Basics, Climate Change Impacts on Groundwater and Water Conservation. These were presented by Mr. Reynar Rollan (hydrogeologist), Engr. Josephine Billones (NWRB Engineer IV) and Ms. Heleena Claire P. Espina (NWRB Information Officer IV).
In the latter part of the VEC series, Dr. David remarked that our stakeholders and clients must be informed about the newest updates on the agency’s policy guidelines and procedures. Hence, the session was conducted to reach out to the agency’s clientele for information dissemination and to gather feedback from them.
The afternoon session focused on the processes and programs of NWRB specifically on Water Permit Application Process and NWRB Initiatives and Policies on Water Resources Management. These were presented by NWRB in-house experts Ms. Mary Jane Dominguez (Water Permit Section Head), Engr. Susan Abano (Policy and Program Division Chief) and Engr. Mariane Yumul (Policy Formulation Section Head).