NWRB collaborates with OECD-Poland project on Water Management

December 6, 2018

The Philippine government, through the National Water Resources Board, welcomed the proposal of the Polish government and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on improved water management in the Philippines.

The main objective of the project is to identify how Poland and the OECD could support Philippines to address water-related challenges and contribute to the implementation of effective and efficient water sector policy.

The project is divided into two phases expected to be realized in 2019. The first phase is a capacity-building workshop in Manila for a group of policy makers in the Philippines. OECD experts and policy makers from Poland, including private sector experts will serve as resource persons. A study visit to Poland to acquire first-hand experience of existing practices in Polish cities is the project’s second phase.

Aside from sharing experiences on areas of mutual interest, this endeavor is expected to further establish bilateral relations between Philippines and Poland. This project is also in cooperation with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).  

The Polish government recently re-opened its embassy in the country in January 2018 after 24 years.