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LATEST APPROVED POLICIES
Suspension on the Acceptance of New Water Permit Applications in Tagbilaran City, Baclayon and Panglao Island
NWRB Res. No. 29-0522 was approved by the Board on its meeting held on May 24, 2022 that suspends the acceptance of new water permit applications in Tagbilaran City, Baclayon and Panglao Island where the proposed water sources are deepwells and shallow wells. Petitions for increase of water volume within the said areas are also suspended
Policy on Streamlining and Process Improvement of NWRB's Frontline Services in Compliance with R.A. 11032, as Revised 2022
NWRB Res. No. 21-0322 was approved by the Board on its meeting held on March 30, 2022 which provides the amendment to Res. No. 15-0719 on streamlining and process improvements of NWRB's frontline services to be harmonized with existing special laws and/or IRRs and to be consistent with the Agency's updated Citizen's Charter.
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. 26-0222 was approved by the Board on its meeting held on February 16, 2022 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, 2022 and September 30, 2022, respectively during the State of Public Health Emergency.
Amendment on the Extension of Validity of Conditional Water Permit During the State of Public Health Emergency
NWRB Res. No. 05-0320-B was approved by the Board on its meeting held on 27 October 2021 which provides that all CWPs  that have expired after 30 September 2021 including those with granted extensions shall be valid until Sept. 30, 2022, unless Proclamation No. 1218 S 2021 is earlier lifted or extended as the circumstances may warrant. In the case where the said proclamation is earlier lifted, a 30-day grace period shall render the above-mentioned CWPs to still be valid from the date of lifting.

 World Water Day Awards 2022

To cap the weeklong celebration of the Philippine Water Week and World Water Day 2022, fourteen (14) water and environment champions were honored at the annual World Water Day Awards.

In its 7th year, the World Water Day Awards seeks to recognize individuals, institutions and organizations that have significantly contributed in the protection, conservation and sustainability of the country’s water resources.

Among the roster of awardees are the Coca-Cola Beverage Philippines for its Reduce, Reuse, Replenish program and the Local Government of Pavia, Iloilo and Pavia National School, which served as the pilot location for the NWRB’s Groundwater Management Plan (NWRB Water Wise awardees); Parañaque City Environment and Natural Resource Office for actively promoting proper wastewater management through an ordinance establishing a septage management system in the City of Parañaque (Maynilad Water Warrior awardee); Puerto Princesa City Water District in Palawan, Bayawan Water District in Negros Oriental, and San Francisco Water District in Agusan del Sur (Local Water Utilities Administration’s Huwarang Lingkod Tubig awardees); the Damayan Irrigators Association, Inc., PPATTABA Irrigators Association, Inc., and Silway 7 - Klinan 6 Communal Irrigators Association, Inc., (NIA Most Outstanding Irrigator’s Associations awardees); the local government of Morong, Rizal, the Muntinlupa City Lake Management Office’s paddle wheel project, and Rev. Msgr. Jerry Veluz Bitoon, Rector of San Pablo Cathedral, in San Pablo City (LLDA Kampeon ng Lawa awardees); Metro Iloilo Water District (Metro Pacific Water Kampeon ng Kalikasan awardee); and Metro Lipa Water District (Aboitiz Infra Capital’s Agos ng Kinabukasan awardee).
The NWRB, together with Maynilad Water Services, annually organizes the World Water Day Awards as part of the Philippine Water Week and World Water Day celebrations in March.

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