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

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 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.

 

 

Presentations and Picture Gallery

 

 

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

By: Hon. WILHELMINO M. SY-ALVARADO

       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

 

(DAY 2)SESSION 1

 

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.

 

(DAY 2)SESSION 2

 

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

 

(DAY 2)SESSION 3

 

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

 

(DAY 2)SESSION 4

 

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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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.

 

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Presentations and Picture Gallery

 

 

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

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       Water Resources and Environment  Analyst

       Petra Konsult & Associates, Inc.

 

Ecosystem Services ofRainwater Harvesting

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      President

      Philippine Watershed Management Coalition

 

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

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      Executive Director

      Environmental Studies Institute

      Miriam College

 

Rainwater Harvesting "The City's Liquid Assets"

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     Canadian Urban Institute

 

Rainwater Utilization to Support Urban Ecological Development and

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      German Technical Cooperation

 

Flood Mitigation Strategy at She-Zih, Taiwan

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River Health and Riparian Zone Issues

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      Board Member, Province of South Cotabato

 

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

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Development of Rainwater Harvesting

By: Andrew Lo

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

 

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By: Ramon Yee

 

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