Every year, the World Water Day is celebrated on 22 March to remind us the importance of fresh water to mankind and to advocate sustainable management of fresh water resources. In the Philippines, a series of activities and events were held by various groups (offices, agencies, organizations) for the whole month of March to celebrate it. This year’s celebration highlights “wastewater” – about reducing and reusing wastewater. The discharge of wastewater into the environment poses serious threat.

World Water Day Exhibit at Market! Market!

World Water Day Exhibit – a gallery of posters on initiatives of various offices and organizations to address the issue of wastewater management.  One of the initiatives in the exhibit was the Green Filters Project of the Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands, Inc. The Green Filters Project is A Pilot Implementation of Constructed Wetland System for Domestic Wastewater Treatment and Reuse in the Green Village. The project site is at the Green Village in Calauan, Laguna, a village that will be the Training Center of Life Project for Youth (LP4Y – Philippines) for the social and professional integration of young adults in extreme poverty and exclusion.

The Exhibit was at the lobby of Market Market on 15 March 2017.  It was spearheaded by the River Basin Control Office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Opening of the Exhibit / Cutting of the ribbon were National Water Resources Board Executive Director and Philippine Water Partnership Vice Chairman Sevillo D. David, Jr., Department of Environment and Natural Resources Assistant Secretary Nonita Caguioa, Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands Executive Director and Philippine Water Partnership Trustee Amy Lecciones and Mr. Fernando Busuego of Manila Water Co., Inc.

 

Ms. Yolanda Gomez of PWP, Director Donna Gordove of DENR-River Basin Control Office, Ms. Lecciones of SCPW, Director David of NWRB, Ms. Noemi Bautista of PWP and Ms. Zenaida Ugat of SCPW  at the poster  of The Green Filters Project of the SCPW.


3rd World Water Day Awards Ceremony

Fourteen water champions who made a difference in the area of water access and environmental sustainability were given recognition by Maynilad Water Services and National Water Resources Board at a ceremony held at the Quezon City Sports Club on 22 March 2017. The Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands, Inc. was one of the awardees of 2016.

Ms. Amy Lecciones and Ms. Zenaida Ugat of SCPW, Ms. Noemi Bautista and Ms. Yolanda Gomez of PWP

Learning Visit to the Green Village

On the 30th of March 2017, a Learning Visit to the Green Village was organized by the Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands (SCPW), Philippine Water Partnership and Life Project for the Youth (LP4Y – Philippines). Featured in the visit was The Green Filters Project of SCPW – A Pilot Implementation of Constructed Wetland System for Domestic Wastewater Treatment and Reuse in the Green Village.

The Green Village in Calauan, Laguna is a village that will be the Training Center of Life Project for Youth (LP4Y – Philippines) for the social and professional integration of young adults in extreme poverty and exclusion.

 

more about the Green Filters Project >>

Celebrating World Water Day 2017

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