Green Filters Showcase for the Philippines:
A Pilot Implementation of Constructed Wetland System
for Domestic Wastewater Treatment and Reuse in Green Village
The Green Filters Project aimed to demonstrate a method of treating domestic waste using a technology that employs natural and local resources. Specifically, its objectives were to:
- Provide an economically- and ecologically-sound alternative technology for treating domestic waste before it is released to the waterway;
- Contribute to food and water security in the community;
- Establish a model for economically- and ecologically-sound alternative technology for treating domestic waste in the area; and
- Increase the awareness of local communities and the LGUs on the problems caused by pollution and its effects on people and the natural ecosystems.
The project site is at the Green Village in Caluan, Laguna. The village 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.
Learning Visit to the Green Village
A Learning Visit was organized by the Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands (SCPW), Philippine Water Partnership and Life Project for the Youth (LP4Y – Philippines) on 30 March 2017 as part of the World Water Day 2017 celebration. Featured in the visit was The Green Filters Project of SCPW.
Joining the Learning Visit were representatives from various offices such as the Climate Change Division of the Environmental Management Bureau, Local Water Utilities Administration, National Housing Authority, River Basin Control Office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board, Ecosystem Research and Development Bureau, School of Environmental Science and Management of the University of the Philippines – Los Baños, Municipal Government of Mabitac, and many more.