11th General Assembly and National Watershed Conference of the Philippine Watershed
Tuesday, 12 February 2013



 Resolution of the 11th General Assembly and National Watershed Conference of the Philippine Watershed Management Coalition

Supporting the Passage of the National Land Use Act of the Philippines




Whereas the Philippine Watershed Management Coalition’s 11th General Assembly and National Watershed Conference identified common concerns, adaptation strategies and appropriate practices in watershed management from the perspectiveof the ecosystem;


Whereas the participants,underwent a thorough discussion of the issues in small groups and in plenaries, aided by case studies and expert resource persons;


Whereas the partners of the Philippine Watershed Management Coalition in this conference, the National Convergence Initiative of the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Department of Agrarian Reform and the Department of Interior and Local Government, are implementing pilot areas for ecosystem  management for rural development and expressed inadequate support for their initiatives;


Whereas the need for an overarching policy on National Land Use was expressed by the participants;


It is hereby resolved


1. to urge the House of Representatives and the Philippine Senate to pass The National Land Use Act of the Philippines.


2.  to task PWMC and its members to craft an advocacy plan in order to push for the passage of the same.




Signed, November 23, 2012 at the Mandarin Hotel, Makati City, Philippines.



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Presentations (in PDF):

(DAY 1)


The Conference Overview

By: Prof. Edel C. Guiza

      Asian Institute of Management


Hagonoy Balita

By: Mayor Angel Cruz


A Governor's Position


       Governor, Province of Bulacan


The Pampanga River Basin-A Case Study

By: Dr. Vicente Tuddao Jr.


Sustaining Watershed Services, Meeting Future Needs

By: Dr. Jessica Salas


Watershed Movements and Introduction to the Poster Market Place

By: Ed Queblatin


Discussion Summary




Towards Integrated Urban Water Management

By: Ramon Alikpala


Challenges and Solutions in Ensuring Water Security

By: Imelda Magsuci


Water Demand Management

By: Atty. Juan Corpuz Jr.




Watershed  and Agriculture - Challenges and Recommendations

By: Rex Victor Cruz


Climate Change Impacts in the Philippines

By: Esteban Godilano


Rainwater Harvesting for Food Security

By: Dr. Ildefonso Toledo




Infrastructures and   Flood Risk Management

By: Dolores Hipolito


Integrated Rehabilitation Framework Plan of the Cagayan de Oro River Basin

By: Engr  Raoul Geoll


Local Flood Early Warning System

By: Joeban R. Paza




Watershed Alliances - The Panay Island Experience

By: Atty. Allen Quimpo


National Convergence Initiatives for Sustainable Rural Development

By: Director Primo Lara


Sustainable Integrated Management and Planning for Local Govertnment Ecosystems

By: Dr. Andreas Lange,

      Chief Adviser Local Governance



















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IWRM in the Philippines
Monday, 16 January 2012

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 January 2012 )
The Panay Island Watershed Summit
Monday, 16 January 2012

Small islands are most vulnerable to the challenges of extreme weather.  Here are some of the reasons:  They have small physical size, surrounded by an expanse of water.  Being small, they have limited natural resources.  And if the island is populated, it is expected that the resources are already stressed as they are used by the existing and increasing population.  With no or limited barrier to natural weather,  islands are prone to natural disasters and extreme events.  Islands usually have thin fresh water lenses.  Increased population without adequate water management expose fresh water source to extreme and irreversible events.  Limited funds, limited skills and human resources make small island economies sensitive to external markets and less disposed to accumulate funds and develop its infrastructures leaving nil for rehabilitation.read more…


Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 January 2012 )
International Conference on Rainwater Harvesting Executive Summary
Tuesday, 21 December 2010

4th South and East Asia International Rainwater Conference

3rd National Rainwater Harvesting Workshop

10th PWMC Assembly


The international conference on rainwater harvesting in the river basin, organized by the Philippine Watershed Management Coalition, in collaboration with the River Basin Control Office of DENR and the Bureau of Soils and Water Management of DA was held November 23 to 26, 2010 at Punta Villa Resorts, Iloilo City.  The Conference was hosted by the Iloilo Watershed Management Council, headed by Governor Arthur Defensor of the province of Iloilo.


The purpose of the conference was to take a look at the various ecosystems within the river basin or the watershed and the role of rainwater in each. PWMC advocates that basins or watersheds retain, recharge and reuse rainwater. Managing rainwater well in the watershed starts with the recognition that rainwater supports ecosystem services.  Strengthening ecosystem services helps communities adapt to the adverse impact of climate change.


There were 268 participants, comprising 34% from local government units, 34% from government agencies and 32% from civil society/ private sector. 


Three major sets of resolutions were unanimously agreed by participants and two specific resolutions by the academe and private sector groups were adopted.  These resolutions will be subjected to a workshop with the congressional staff.



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Presentations( in pdf):


Water and Sustainability: Philippine Perspective

By:  Isidra Penaranda

       National Water Resources Board



Rainforestation: Keeping the Forest as a Rainwater Harvesting Systems

By: Dr. Paciencia  P. Milan, Phd

      University Professor

      Visayas State University


Water Resources Accounting of Ungauged Watershed

By: Uldarico H. Trawon

       Water Resources and Environment  Analyst

       Petra Konsult & Associates, Inc.


Ecosystem Services ofRainwater Harvesting

By: Dr. Jessica C. Salas


      Philippine Watershed Management Coalition


International Conference on Rainwater Harvesting in the River Basin for Water Security

By: Dr. Donna Reyes

      Executive Director

      Environmental Studies Institute

      Miriam College


Rainwater Harvesting "The City's Liquid Assets"

By: Mike Price

     Canadian Urban Institute


Rainwater Utilization to Support Urban Ecological Development and

Rainwater Utilization to Support Urban Development

By: Johannes G. Paul, Phd

      German Technical Cooperation


Flood Mitigation Strategy at She-Zih, Taiwan

By: Andrew Lo

      Department of Geography. College of Science, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan


Engaging the Media in Popularizing Rainwater Harvesting

By: Rexcel John B. Sorza


River Health and Riparian Zone Issues

By: Hon. Jose Madanguit

      Board Member, Province of South Cotabato


Rainwater Harvest Under Climate Change in Japan-Some Technologies for Gaining Safe Water With New Energy

By: Takeyama Kouichi


Development of Rainwater Harvesting

By: Andrew Lo

      Department of Geography. College of Science, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan


Embedding Rainwater Harvesting in Local Governance

By: Ramon Yee


Creation of Iloilo Watershed Management Council


Coca-Cola and the Environment

By: Mr. Joey Marquez

Last Updated ( Saturday, 21 January 2012 )

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