The Urban Nexus Project, commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the GIZ is aimed to promote nexus-  oriented changes in urban management. The Philippines is one of the countries supported under the project with a view to “nexus-compliant’ integrated resource management fully utilizing the interaction and synergies specifically for water, energy and food security.

The National Water Resources Board (NWRB) recently conducted a two-day “Seminar on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA)” which was held at the Hotel La Corona de Lipa in Batangas last September 10-11, 2014.


The said seminar aimed to promote better understanding of our water resources with climate change impacts and IWRM; increase public awareness of the important functions of NWRB; share IWRM practices and experiences; and familiarize stakeholders on the Water Code of the Philippines and its amended Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR).

Dr. Sevillo David, Jr. is appointed as the new NWRB Executive Director 

Dr. Sevillo D. David, Jr. takes oath of office Dr. Sevillo D. David, Jr. (left) took oath of office last February 2014 before Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje (right) as the new Executive Director of the National Water Resources Board (NWRB).

NWRB Conducts Water Awareness Campaign

The National Water Resources Board conducted a series of information, education and communication (IEC) campaign called the “Water Awareness Campaign” in different schools in Metro Manila and Bulacan for the month of June.  The campaign is aimed to raise awareness on the importance and value of water; educate on the effects of El Niño; and give some tips on water conservation.

 NWRB joins Earth Day celebration 2014

Earth Day celebrationThe National Water Resources Board (NWRB) staff attended the Earth Day celebration on April 22 at Quezon City Memorial Circle. The event was spearheaded by Earth Day Network Philippines Inc. (EDNPI), Local Government of Quezon City, and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Earth Day celebration
With this year’s theme, “Earth Day Everyday, Everywhere, For Everyone”, it gives emphasis on encouraging the involvement of each member of the society in making a greener Earth regardless of the day, location, and nationality.

 Conduct of IEC on Groundwater Management and Groundwater Monitoring Wells in the Municipality of Oton, Iloilo from July 17-18, 2014 

The participants pose for a picture beside the newly constructed groundwater monitoring wells in Cambitu National High SchoolThe participants pose for a picture beside the newly constructed groundwater monitoring wells in Cambitu National High School

NWRB Conducts Water and Energy Forum 2014 with the theme “Water is Power”

The National Water Resources Board (NWRB) in collaboration with the Department of Energy (DOE) and Partners (Maynilad Water Services Inc., Philippine Water Partnership and Philippine Association of Small Scale Hydropower (PASSHYDRO) Developers and Stakeholders) conducted a one-day Water and Energy Forum held on 20 March 2014 at Maynilad Room, 2nd Flr. UP College of Engineering, Diliman, Quezon City.

 AWGWRM Holds Annual Meeting

AWGWRM DelegatesThe ASEAN Working Group on Water Resources Management (AWGWRM) held its 14th, meeting in Siem Reap Cambodia on June 16-17, 2014.