May 20

WORK PLANNING 2016 (WACDEP)

ACTIVITY PLAN
(WACDEP)
Country
Philippines

Title of Activity

Outcome Challenge / Works Package 2
Activity 5: Philippine WP-2-Stage I : Incorporation of climate change provisions in existing national water policies

Outcome Challenge / Work Package 3
Activity 1: Philippine WP-3 -Stage I: Development of an investment checklist and priority programs of two (2) river basins

Table 1 ACTIVITY PLAN

No Item Description
1 Country Philippines
2 Title of Activity Activity 5: WP-2-Stage 1: Incorporation of climate change provisions in existing national water policies

3 Strategic Goal No. 1 CATALYZE CHANGE IN POLICY AND PRACTICE

4 Outcome Challenge 2/ Work Package 2 #2: Countries integrate water security and climate resilience into national development planning, decision-making processes / #2: National Development and Sector Plans

5 Progress Markers Finalization of study and lobbying plan by end of Q2 2016
Incorporation of climate change provisions in identified water policies by end of Q4 2016

6 Background and Needs Statement
The impact of climate change to water resources management requires the Philippine water sector to integrate climate change adaptation and resilience into its existing laws, rules and regulations. Such an effort would mainstream climate change preparedness, coping mechanisms and climate proofing efforts at the national and local government levels. Key to start this effort would be the amendment of the Water Code of the Philippines (the country’s primary law governing the use, administration, management and allocation of water resources) that will include a specific section devoted to climate change.

7 Key stakeholders/ Boundary Partners targetted
Water-related government agencies (e. g. Departments of Public Works and Highways, Environment and Natural Resources, Economic Development, etc.)

Climate Change Commission

Private Sector

Civil Society Sector

8 Activity Proponent
Submission by
Philippine Water Partnership
Contact person
ENGR. RODORA N. GAMBOA – Chairperson, PWP /
DR. SEVILLO D. DAVID, JR. – Executive Director, NWRB and PWP Board of Trustees

Contact Address
3/F MWSS Engineering Bldg., Katipunan Road, Balara, Quezon City

9 Activity Output Final version of the draft bill integrating all relevant comments generated from the multi-stakeholder consultations conducted
– Participation in the Experts’ Forum on the Proposed Amendments of the Water Code of the Philippines organized by the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) on March 18, 2016 (an activity in celebration of 2016 World Water Day)
– A draft communication plan indicating strategies and champions identified to ensure that the proposed bill is in the priority agenda of the incoming Congress (1st quarter)
– Prepare a brief profile on the identified potential champions (2nd quarter)
– Identify and liase with concerned committee at the House of Representatives (HOR) and Senate as potential Bill (3rd quarter)
– Prepare a primer on the draft Bill highlighting proposed changes particularly on integrating climate change and IWRM as part of the IEC materials for distribution

10 Activity components
Crafting of a lobbying program to influence the adoption of the proposed policy amendments
Implement lobby program for the adoption of the proposed amendments in the key policies identified in the study and from the stakeholders engagements

11 Implementation arrangement
When: 1st to 4th quarter 2016
Where: Metro Manila
Organizers:Philippine Water Partnership and National Water Resources Board
Other information

12 Budget: €7,000

Table 1 ACTIVITY PLAN

No Item Description
1 Country Philippines
2 Title of Activity Activity 1: Philippine WP-3 -Stage I: Development of an investment checklist and priority programs of two (2) river basins

3 Strategic Goal No. 1 CATALYZE CHANGE IN POLICY AND PRACTICE

4 Outcome Challenge / Work Package Outcome Challenge No. 2: Countries integrate water security and climate resilience into national development planning and decision-making processes / Work Package No. 3: Investments

5 Progress Markers Key boundary actors agree on the approved incorporation of identified infrastructure projects into the Investment Priority Project

6 Background and Needs Statement
The Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP), an activity being implemented by GWP-SEA and PWP to support the integration of water security and climate change adaptation into development planning processes and the design of financing and investment strategies.

There were already two (2) completed activities, namely:
The development of the TOR for the hiring of consultants to climate proof the completed masterplans
Climate proofing of the Cebu River Basin during the March 2015 training/workshop

With the completion of these two (2) major activities, the next important undertaking is the preparation of the investment checklist which is basically a listing of priority projects based on a concrete prioritization criteria or guidelines. The River Basin Control Office (RBCO) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) was requested to prepare the initial priority criteria in order to come up with the Investment Checklist using existing DENR and National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) guidelines. Result of this will be the subject of meetings and consultations.

Since the task of RBCO is to help source the funds needed to implement projects as per endorsed river basin masterplans, the development of the investment checklist will be supported by RBCO as this relevant to its function as a solid basis for investment sourcing. RBCO intends to approach multilateral institutions to get the necessary funding. The agreement is that PWP will develop a concept note for the planned subsequent activity which is a regional workshop/consultations.
As for the TOR developed, PWP was duly informed by RBCO that it is now being used as the basis in the updating of some eight (8) masterplans.

RBCO recommended three (3) priority River Basin Organizations (RBOs) instead of two (2) to represent Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The selection of the priority RBOs is based on the WACDEP’s priority on water security and climate change. Taking into consideration these two (2) criteria, the following are the agreed priority RBOs:
Agno River Basin for Luzon
Central Cebu River Basin for Visayas
Cagayan de Oro River Basin for Mindanao

RBCO has provided PWP with the list containing the investment summary per river basin for potential climate change–related infrastructure. The list indicated both hardware and software climate change related infrastructure and the corresponding budget for short term, medium term and long term planning scenarios.

Round Table Discussions (RTD) / consultations will be conducted to carry out with concerned government agencies such as NEDA, BOI to better understand the investment priorities and to help on develop the Investment Checklist for RBOs.

7 Key stakeholders/ Boundary Partners targetted
Climate Change Commission
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) –
River Basin Control Office (RBCO)
National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)
River Basin Organizations (RBOs)
8 Activity Proponent
Submission by: Philippine Water Partnership (PWP)
Contact person:
ENGR. RODORA N. GAMBOA
Chairperson, PWP

Contact Address
3/F MWSS Engineering Bldg., Katipunan Road, Balara, Quezon City
9 Activity Output Conduct of regional workshop / consultation on the development of investment checklist
Draft investment checklist

10 Activity components
– identification of three (3) priority RBOs with approved climate resilient masterplans to become recipients of this project
(1st quarter)

– identify potential climate change related infrastructure in the masterplan (2nd quarter)
– develop / prepare concept note for the planned regional workshop / consultation on the development of investment checklist (2nd quarter)
– roundtable discussion with concerned government agencies on the initial checklist and review of climate change related investments (3rd – 4th quarter)

11 Implementation arrangement
When:            2nd – 4th quarter 2016
Where:          Metro Manila and one (1) RBO in Luzon
Organizers:  Philippine Water Partnership and DENR-RBCO
Other information
12 Budget: €8,500

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May 17

WORK PLANNING 2016

 ACTIVITY  PLAN     

(Core)

  

Country

 

Philippines
 

Title of  Activity

 

Outcome Challenge 2.1  –  RWP agree  on a system of monitoring and reporting for water resources and operational by 2016 (in collaboration with UN Water).

 

Activity No. 4:   Conduct of discussions and consultations for development and strengthening of monitoring and reporting for water resources management

 

Outcome Challenge  2.2  –  Stakeholders   gain  improved  political  awareness and commitment to deliver water security with demonstrable follow-up commitments and actions.

 

Activity No. 3:    IWRM Training for media and newly elected officials

 

Activity No. 4:     Support to the 3rd International River Summit to be held in Cagayan de Oro City on           November 24-26, 2016

 

  

Table  1     ACTIVITY  PLAN

  

No Item Description
1 Country Philippines
2 Title of Activity Conduct of discussions and consultations for development and strengthening of monitoring and reporting for water resources management  

 

3 Strategic Goal 2 GENERATE AND COMMUNICATE KNOWLEDGE

 

4 Outcome Challenge 2.1 RWP agree on a system of monitoring and reporting for water resources and operational by 2016 (in collaboration with UN Water)

 

5 Progress Markers 2.1.1 PWP organize  discussions  and  consultations  for  development  and strengthening  of  monitoring and reporting for water resources management

 

6 Background and Needs Statement

 

Water plays a central and critical role in all aspects of life and it has become a major concern not only in the Philippines but around the globe. Water resources development and management issues have been highlighted as it impacts the society, economy and the environment. Under present climate change and variability, addressing these water challenges becomes even more urgent. This provided an opportunity to enhance water resource management and efficiency, increase investment and implement policy reforms. Better water resources management is premised on increasing efficiency and effectiveness of countries in ensuring long term water security.
While various regional programs are continuously being developed and countries continue to address water issues, the time has now arrived for SEA countries to take a serious review and assessment of all the water-related policies and programs as a region and undertake a collective response to the growing water related issues in the region. Monitoring and tracking of progress on a regional level on comparative parameters is required to assist ASEAN in developing regional programs effectively.
It is in this context that the GWP SEA continues to provide platforms for regional discussions and interactions.  Likewise, it is also for this reason, that the Philippine Water Partnership (PWP) proposed the above activity entitled “Tracking Progress on Water Security: The Philippine Experience”.  It will serve as an input in the succeeding efforts to develop common parameters in tracking developments in the water sector, improved data sets and water statistics in support to regional planning and implementation framework towards a water secure Southeast Asia.
The main objective of the activity is to develop a framework with appropriate parameters/indicators for assessing developments in the water sector which will then be used in tracking the Philippine progress on water security.
The following activities were undertaken under Component 1  and 2 implemented in 2014 and 2015:
Conduct of a consultative meeting with selected stakeholders from national government agencies (NGAs), private sectors, non-government organizations (NGOs) and academe.  It aims to discuss the concept of water security and its importance and, arrived to a consensus on the conceptual framework of water security to be adopted in this tracking exercises including priority themes to which progress will be measured using appropriate parameters or indicators which will be based on priorities and existing indicators in the Philippines. Initial inventory of existing indicators used in the Philippines was also  presented.
Development of survey form based on what was agreed upon during the consultative meeting which will then be used in the succeeding tracking exercise
Conduct of data gathering of existing indicators in the Philippines for each core elements of water security framework in the Philippines agreed during the previous consultation.
7 Key stakeholders  /  Boundary Partners targetted

 

National Water Resources Board (NWRB), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)

 

8 Activity Proponent
  1. Submission by

 

Philippine Water Partnership (PWP) / National Water Resources Board (NWRB)

 

  1. Contact person

 

ENGR. RODORA N. GAMBOA –  Chairperson, PWP /

DR. SEVILLO D. DAVID, JR. –   Executive Director, NWRB and Member, PWP Board of Trustees

 

  1. Contact Address

 

3/F MWSS Engineering Bldg., Katipunan Road, Balara,

Quezon City

9 Activity  Output OT1.3    Number of  national organizations supported in developing legal  frameworks / policies / strategies, sectoral and development plans- integrating water security and climate resilience
10 Activity  components

 

–          Refinement of indicators based on the recommended Philippine Water Security Framework in accordance with Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) –  (2nd  quarter)

–          Roundtable Discussion / Consultation on the water security indicators  (3rd quarter)

 

11 Implementation arrangement
  1. When

 

2nd to 3rd quarter 2016
  1. Where

 

Quezon City, Philippines
  1. Organizers

 

Philippine Water Partnership (PWP) in collaboration with National Water Resources Board (NWRB)
  1. Other information

 

 

12 Budget:     € 3,000

 

 

Table  1     ACTIVITY  PLAN   

 

No Item Description
1 Country Philippines
2 Title of Activity IWRM Training for media and newly elected officials

 

3 Strategic Goal 2 GENERATE AND COMMUNICATE KNOWLEDGE

 

4 Outcome Challenge 2.2 Stakeholders gain improved political awareness and commit to deliver water security with demonstrable follow-up commitments and actions

 

5 Progress Markers 2.2.1 Legislators, decision-makers, NGOs, media practitioners, youth  and other relevant stakeholders participate in discussions and campaigns  for water security organized by Philippine Water Partnership

 

6 Background and Needs Statement

 

Philippines, once water resource abundant is now being confronted with water related challenges brought about by impacts of a changing climate regime. The situation is further made critical in view of legal and institutional issues affecting the water resources management.  In response to these challenges, the government is seriously pursuing the implementation of  IWRM as a process and approach to effectively manage water resources taking into account climate change impacts.

 

To support the initiative of  the government, the NWRB is taking an active role in promoting IWRM and awareness building in climate change adaptation with assistance from the Philippine Water Partnership (PWP).

 

7 Key stakeholders/ Boundary Partners targetted

 

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), National Water Resources Board (NWRB), Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP)

 

8 Activity Proponent  
  1. Submission by

 

Philippine Water Partnership (PWP)
  1. Contact person

 

ENGR. RODORA N. GAMBOA

Chairperson, PWP

 

  1. Contact Address

 

3/F MWSS Engineering Bldg., Katipunan Road, Balara, Quezon City
9 Activity  Output OT 2.1 –  Number of government institutions / other stakeholders with demonstrably enhanced capacity to integrate water security and climate change in the design         and implementation of policies, plans and projects
10 Activity  components

 

–          Development of IEC module on IWRM and climate change concepts and framework including sharing of experiences

–          Actual conduct of the IEC campaign for  newly elected local officials, media and youth

 

11 Implementation arrangement  
  1. When

 

3rd Quarter

 

  1. Where

 

Metro Manila or nearby provinces
  1. Organizers

 

Philippine Water Partnership in collaboration with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and National Water Resources Board (NWRB)

 

 
  1. Other information

 

 

 
12 Budget:    €3,000

 

 

Table  1     ACTIVITY  PLAN   

 

No Item Description
1 Country Philippines
2 Title of Activity Support to the 3rd International River Summit to be held in Cagayan de Oro City on November 24-26, 2016

 

3 Strategic Goal 2 GENERATE AND COMMUNICATE KNOWLEDGE

 

4 Outcome Challenge 2.2 Stakeholders gain improved political awareness and commit to deliver water security with demonstrable follow-up commitments and actions

 

5 Progress Markers 2.2.1 Law makers, decision-makers. NGOs, journalists and other relevant stakeholders participate in discussions and campaigns    for water security organized by Philippine Water Partnership

 

6 Background and Needs Statement

 

The International River Summit (IRS) is a global initiative that enjoins the world’s most important river stakeholders to tackle the development challenges in managing our watersheds river basin ecosystems. This activity is hosted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-River Basin Control Office (RBCO) and the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP).  PWP was actively involved as session organizer during the 1st IRS held in Iloilo City on May 30-June 1, 2012 and the 2nd held in Marikina City on November 19-21, 2014.  PWP was responsible in providing resource persons and managing the session program.

 

The 3rd Summit will be held on November 24-26, 2016 at the LimKetKai Luxe Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City.  With the theme, Healthy Watersheds, Clean Rivers, Safer Communities, the Summit is a call to a global action on reviving our rivers not just on economic terms but also highlighting their socio-cultural significance. This environmental event highlights the connection between the river basin to rivers and to the safety of communities affected by this water system. Through interactive plenary and breakout sessions, the three-day gathering will present innovative solutions, foster information and knowledge exchanges, and expand avenues of greater cooperation.

 

7 Key stakeholders/ Boundary Partners targetted

 

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) / River Basin Control Office (RBCO), League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) and Cagayan de Oro River Basin Management Council (CDORBM)
8 Activity Proponent  
  1. Submission by

 

Philippine Water Partnership (PWP)

 

  1. Contact person

 

ENGR. RODORA N. GAMBOA

Chairperson, PWP

  1. Contact Address

 

3/F MWSS Engineering Bldg., Katipunan Road, Balara, Quezon City
9 Activity  Output  

OT 2.1 –  Number of government institutions / other stakeholders with demonstrably enhanced capacity to integrate water security and climate change in the design            and implementation of policies, plans and projects

 

10 Activity  components

 

PWP will identify appropriate Resource Persons and manage          the program of the Session on:  Governance, Community Empowerment and Partnerships to be held on November 25, 2016.

 

11 Implementation arrangement  
  1. When

 

3rd to 4th quarter
  1. Where

 

Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Philippines
  1. Organizers

 

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) / River Basin Control Office (RBCO) and the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) in collaboration with the Cagayan de Oro River Basin Management Council (CDORBMC)
 
  1. Other information

 

 

 
12 Budget:     €3,000

 

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Mar 09

Report on the Orientation / Meeting on GWP ToolBox for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)

  1. The orientation on GWP Toolbox for IWRM was held last 15 December 2015 at Mandarin Plaza Hotel in Cebu City.  This activity was organized by the Philippine Water Partnership (PWP) together with the Water Resources Center – University of San Carlos and Cebu Uniting for Sustainable Water. Attached as “Annex A” is the Program of Activities.

 

  1. A total of twenty six (26) participants attended the orientation representing the academe, non-government organizations (NGOs); government agencies; local government units (LGUs) and the private sector. The list of participants is attached as  “Annex B”.Ms. Yolanda B. Gomez
  2. The orientation started with a brief welcome remarks from Ms. Yolanda B. Gomez, a PWP Individual Member who highlighted the objective/s of the activity: to introduce the GWP ToolBox for IWRM; to encourage participants to use the Toolbox; and to contribute to the ToolBox by way of sharing studies, policies and other IWRM-related initiatives.

 

 

  1. The first presentor was Engr. Fe B. Walag, Executive Director of the Water Resources Center – University ofEngr. Fe B. WalagSan Carlos. Her presentation centered on the early beginning of IWRM  in Philippine context  and the initiatives towards its popularization both as a process and as a program.   The presentation on IWRM in the Philippine context is attached as“Annex C”.

 

 

 

 

  1. Ma. Cecilia G. Soriano, former GWP-SEA ToolBox Hub Coordinator and Member, Board of Trustees of theDr. Ma. Cecilia G. SorianoMetropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) made the presentation to introduce the Toolbox to the participants.  Her presentation focused on the purpose, goal and components of the ToolBox; the various tools that can be accessed and used; and the case studies in the ToolBox.  She explained the mechanics related to the uploading of case studies including current developments pertinent the improvements on the ToolBox. The powerpoint presentation on GWP ToolBox Concept of IWRM is attached as “Annex D”.

 

 

  1. There were two (2) presentations regarding the case studies as part of sharing experiences. The firstMs. Adelina Santos- Borjapresenter was Ms. Adelina Santos- Borja of Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) who presented the LLDA-related study which has been made part of the GWP ToolBox cases.  Furthermore, she also explained on the various programs of LLDA  within the context of IWRM, in particular the Integrated Lake Resources Development. She encouraged the participants, especially the students to contribute to the ToolBox.  Attached as  “Annex E” is her powerpoint presentation on LLDA ToolBox Case Study.

 

Arch. Socorro B. AtegaThe other presenter was Arch. Socorro B. Atega, Executive Director  of         Cebu Uniting for Sustainable Water (CUSW).    The presentation of Arch. Atega  focused  on the efforts of CUSW to address the local water–related issues within the context of IWRM.  She also shared the efforts of CUSW to engage other partners in their efforts to put water issues at the core of the economic development  of the province of Cebu.   The powerpoint presentation on CUSW  Projects as Case Studies is attached as“Annex F”.

 

  1. DiscussionsThe presentations were followed by a discussion among the participants and the Resource Persons.  Discussions were on the case studies that could be made part of the ToolBox, format and contents of the case studies, as well as questions and discussions on IWRM itself. Other important aspects taken up included: budgetary requirements for the inventory of potential case studies; mainstreaming into the local planning process, especially in the case of LGUs; the role of the business sectors in IWRM practice; the need for an Environment and Natural Resources Office in LGUs to help address issues related to water resources.
  2. After a lengthy discussion and exchange of ideas among the participants, the following were agreed upon as initial agreements:
  • Participants agreed to submit potential case studies to PWP for possible inclusion in the GWP ToolBox. It also agreed that an abstract will be submitted first to PWP for initial review. These abstracts will be submitted within the 1st Quarter of 2016, preferably before the end of January 2016.
  • It was also agreed that a Case Study Writeshop will be organized by PWP together with its partners sometime in March 2016 to coincide with the World Water Day. During the said Writeshop, the submitted the case studies will be presented and peer reviewed.  At the conclusion of the Writeshop, all peer-reviewed case studies will be submitted to GWP for uploading in the ToolBox.

The meeting was concluded with the a brief closing remark from the PWP representative.

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Dec 14

PHILIPPINE WATER PARTNERSHIP ACTIVITIES FOR 2015

Goal No. 2 – GENERATE AND COMMUNICATE KNOWLEDGE
Output Challenge 2.1 – RWP agree on a system of monitoring and reporting for water resources
Title of Activity: Tracking of Progress (Component 2)
Organizer and co-organizers: Philippine Water Partnership (PWP), National Water Resources
Board (NWRB) and National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)
Report on the series of small group meetings of the Technical Working Group (TWG)
for the Tracking of Progress (TOP):
The Technical Working Group (TWG) has conducted three (3) regular meetings and consultations on the
progress of TOP. Dates of the said meeting are as follows including the matters taken up and discussed as
well as agreements reached:
August 18, 2015 – 3rd Quarter Regular TWG Meeting
• The main objective of the meeting was to review the progress of the preparation of the Water Security
Framework taking into account the previous comments and suggestions generated during the December
2014 meeting as well as comments from TWG members
• It was agreed that the UN Water Security Framework will be adapted as basis for the TOP. It was also
agreed that to localize the Water Security Framework and adjust to the local situation, locally accepted
indicators will be used as these are the existing indicators that most of the concerned agencies are already
using. This will ensure that a measure of what has been achieved as far as the TOP and Water Security are
concerned are easily captured
• A list of proposed indicators will be prepared and this will be reviewed in the next regular meeting.
Recent developments such as the SDG indicators as well as indicators related to Climate Change will be
included.
November 27, 2015 – 4th Quarter Regular TWG Meeting
• The main objective of the TWG Meeting was to review one by one the proposed indicators. A list of the
preliminary indicators was provided as basis for the review.
• However, pending the country’s SDG targets and commitment, the group agreed to wait for the official
indicators that will be adapted by the country in relation to the SDGs
December 21, 2015 – Regular TWG Meeting
On the Water Security Framework
– the agreement is to present the UN Framework for Water Security as per agreement reached during the
December 2014 meeting.
On the Localization of the UN Water Security Framework
– the localization of the Framework will be reflected in the List of Indicators as proposed by NWRB
Team. The indicators for the SDGs will form part of the indicators. These listing of indicators will be the
subject of discussion (either in a meeting to be organized in the early part of 2016 or to be routed to
concerned agencies) to get consensus.
The idea is to use existing indicators currently used by concerned agencies. Additional indicators may also
be adopted such as the SDG indicators and indicators related to climate change adaptation.
NWRB will take the lead in presenting these proposed indicators to the concerned group.
On the baseline
– there is a need to agree on the base year for each indicator.
On data from LGUs
– considering that the LGUs are part of the key actors in Water Security efforts, data from LGUs should be
clearly reflected and included such as those related to access to water and sanitation. In as much as these
data are reflected in DOH data, this should be clearly indicated and noted.
NEXT STEPS:
– NWRB Team to finalize the framework and list of indicators;
– convene a meeting by January to be attended by the same set of participants who attended the December
2014 meeting;
– to send in advance the documents for review and comments (together with the letter of invitation to the
meeting)

 

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Innovative Financing Mechanism
Ensuring sufficient funding is available to finance water security requires higher level of investment. Other financing scheme/mechanism must be explore alongside with traditional financing sources.

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Jun 09

PHILIPPINE WATER PARTNERSHIP ACTIVITIES FOR 2014

Goal 1 – Catalyze Change in Policy Practice -Country level roundtable discussion (RTD) on Tracking of Progress
(TOP) for water security

Goal 2 – Generate and Communicate Knowledge -Advocacy work on IWRM targeting newly elected officials at
the national, provincial and local levels

Goal 3 – Strengthen Partnership -Partnership strengthening through recruitment, training and media
engagement Water and Climate Programme (WACDEP) -National Development and Sector Plans-Incorporation
of climate change resilience into national development planning, decision-making processes -Investments-
Development of an investment checlist and priority programs of two (2) river basins

 

Water and Energy Forum
–PWP was one of the organizations which collaborated with the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) and Department of Energy (DoE) in the conduct of a one-day Water and Energy Forum on March 20, 2014 which is one of the activities lined-up for a week-long celebration of the World Water Day 2014.
– The forum aimed to raise awareness of the inter-  linkages between water and energy; and  promote better understanding on renewal energy and new technologies in hydropower.

Topics were:
–  Water and Energy Nexus
–  Water and Energy in the Framework of IWRM
–  Renewable Energy and Update on Hydropower Development in the Philippines
–  Clean Development Mechanism and Renewable Energy
–  Presentation of Philippine Association of Small Scale  Hydropower (PASSHYDRO) Developers and Stakeholders

CD including print out of the Briefing Note on  Connecting Water and Energy  produced by Global Water Partnership (GWP) for the 2014 World Water Day were distributed to forum participants .

PWP participated in the culminating activity of the 2014 World Water Day held at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) on March 21, 2014.  The pledge of commitment by heads of participating organizations and parade (Philippines Walk for Water) around the venue were among the highlights of this event.

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Dec 09

PHILIPPINE WATER PARTNERSHIP ACTIVITIES FOR 2013

Goal 2 – Address Critical Development Challenges

Title of Activity: Forum on National Water Legislation and Implementation

Output:

•The forum provided a platform and venue for sharing with PWP members the status of legislation and implementation of laws in the Philippines as well as the proposed program of PWP under the Global Water Partnership Southeast Asia – Water and Climate Programme (GWP-SEA WCP)
•The activity also examined  current status of the water sector preparedness  in terms of water-related disaster and water security especially in the face of the recent events in the Philippines

Goal 3 – Reinforce Knowledge Sharing and Communication

Title of Activity: Develop knowledge product on IWRM

Output of Activity:
•Prepared knowledge product on the result of the study on IWRM implementation in the Philippines for dissemination  during various PWP events
Said knowledge product is intended as an advocacy material for IWRM promotion and as a basis for pursuing policy changes and program development on IWRM implementation

Goal 4 – Build a more effective network

Title of Activity: Running cost for communication and office operations

Output of Activity:
•PWP Secretariat / staff is maintained to management the day to day operations of the organization e. g. coordinating the conduct of meetings/workshops, compilation of reference material, preparation of proposals/fund request, expenditure reports, activity reports and other documents required for submission to GWP-SEA.
• Ensured that work plans are fully implemented

PWP was actively promoting IWRM in various water sector activities in the Philippines

In-kind  support  received:

•Office space including utilities was provided for by the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS)

During the year, PWP was able to set- up an IWRM Resource Center making use of an open area in the present office space provided to PWP by MWSS

OTHER RELATED ACTIVITIES

–  World Water Day is a major event celebrated and observed by the Philippine water sector.

–  The 2013 WWD theme: “International Year of Water Cooperation”  was translated into local slogan of “Tubig Para sa Lahat, Lahat Para sa Tubig”  (“Water for all, all for Water”)   and served as the core message for the celebration participated by multi-stakeholders coming from the government sector,  private sector and non-government organizations (NGOs).
–  PWP actively participated in this event which was led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources  (DENR),  Maynilad and other institutions engaged in water resources management and development

Service Delivery Assessment (SDA) Dialogue and Workshop was held on

March 20-22, 2013 at the Summit Ridge, Tagaytay City

–Mr. Christopher Ilagan and Ms. Elsa Mejia, PWP Board of Trustees and other PWP members actively participated in the Dialogue and Workshop  facilitated by PWP Chair, Ms. Rosario Aurora L. Villaluna.

–SDA is a joint initiative of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), the World Bank and UNICEF designed to assist the Philippines in consolidating information on water supply and sanitation status based on benchmarking  of sub-sector service delivery pathways, past spending, and future needs versus commitments, presented in an appealing visual way to target decision-makers.

A senior staff from the Department of Public Works and Highways-Flood Control and Sabo Engineering Center  (DPWH-FCSEC) attended a Short Course on Flood Mitigation and Stormwater Management under the Malaysian Technical  Cooperation Programme (MTCP) in November 2013

–   PWP was represented by its two (2) officers during  the GWP Consulting Partner’s Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden

–  A PWP (individual) member presented a poster on PWP experiences during the 2013 Stockholm Water Week

PWP Chairperson Rory Villaluna was

featured in a special report on IWRM produced by GMA News TV

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Nov 09

PHILIPPINE WATER PARTNERSHIP ACTIVITIES FOR 2012


PWP during its General Assembly on March 29, 2012 Click here for more photos

Strategic Goal 2 – ADDRESS CRITICAL DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES

Activities:
PWP organized a Conference on IWRM presenting the Report on the Evaluation of IWRM implementation in the Philippines
to the members of PWP during its General Assembly on March 29, 2012


In coordination with DENR-River Basin Coordinating Office (RBCO),
PWP organized a side event on IWRM during the 1st International River Summit

PWP in coordination with National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)
Region IV-B organized the Mindoro Water Summit 2012 on October 25, 2012

Strategic Goal 3 – Reinforce knowledge sharing and communications

Activity No. 1: National Workshop on the Review of Water Resources Management Financing in the Philippines

-Series of small group meeting on WR financing culminating into a national workshop on the Review of Water Resources
Management Financing in the Philippines were conducted

-These meetings were actively participated in by members of the PWP representing government institutions, NGOs, academe,
public and privately run and operated water service provision entities

Activity No. 2: Data collection and country paper writing on Water Resources Management Instrument Reform in the Philippines

-Rapid data collection on WR Financing in the country resulted in the acquisition of data and information from various government
agencies on budgets, targets on WR-related sector/activities covering at least a 3-year period (2010, 2011, 2012)

-These were taken from annual reports as well as from interviews with concerned agencies

-These data and information provided the basis for the writing of the report on Philippine Water Resources Management Reforms

Strategic Goal 4 – Build a more effective network

-PWP Secretariat/staff is maintained to manage the day to day operations of the organization e. g. coordinating the conduct of
meetings/ workshops

-compilation of reference materials

-preparation of proposals/budget request, expenditure reports, activity reports and other documents required for submission to GWP-SEA


PWP was part of the Organizing Committee in preparation for
the event spearheaded by River Basin Coordinating Office (RBCO)

The Illustrated Slogan Making and Essay Writing Contests on wise use of water
was conducted by NWRB in collaboration with DedEd, PUP, MWSS and PWP

This activity was led by DENR and sponsored by Maynilad.PWP was represented in the formation of “LARGEST HUMAN WATER DROP” held at the Quirino Grandstand
After the walk, participants proceeded to Aquatica, Manila Ocean Park for the Water Festival.

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