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Meeting Report
A Dialogue in Philippines

The Japanese Ministry of the Environment and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) held a dialogue with government officers on water quality management in collaboration with the WEPA partner in the Philippines, Environmental Management Bureau and other related agencies on 23 October 2007 in Manila, Philippines. The meeting aimed to exchange views on current water environment management issues in the Philippines between participants in the dialogue. The meeting also aimed to contribute to the enhancement of the WEPA database by putting the exchanged information on the database.

23-24 October 2007
Sulo Hotel, Manila., Philippines
From Japan, officers in the Ministry of the Environment and IGES researchers participated in the meeting. The local participants came from organisations related to water quality in the Philippines, and the list of participated organisations is as follows;
- Environmental Management Bureau, Philippines
- Policy and Programme Division, National Water Resources Board (NWRB)
- Policy and Planning Division, Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA)
- Manila Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS)
- Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA)
- Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC)
- River Basin Control Office (RBCO)
- Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)
- Clean and Green Foundation (NGO)
- Partnership in Environmental Management for the Sea of East Asia(PEMSEA)
- Coastal and Marine Management Office (CMMO)
Minutes of Meeting (coming soon)
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Day One: 23 October 2007 (Tuesday)
9:00-9:30 Opening Ceremony
Welcome Remarks by representative of Philippines

Ms. Ella Deocadiz, OIC-Director, Environment Management Bureau (EMB)
Opening Remarks from the Japanese Ministry of the Environment
Mr. Yamamoto, Yoshihiro, Director, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Guest introduction, programme introduction
9:30-11:00 Session 1:Japanese Water Management and Pollution Control Policies
Water Environmental Management in Japan
PDF (400KB)
Mr. Iwasaki, Hirokazu, Deputy Director, MOEJ
Overview of Water Quality Conservation Measures for Enclosed Water Bodies in JapanPDF (1.3MB)
Mr. Watanabe, Syunji, Deputy Director, MOEJ
Q & A Session
11:00-12:30 Session 2: Policies and Programmes on Water Environment in the Philippines
Policies and Programmes on Water Quality ManagementPDF (131KB)
Mr.Renato T. Cruz, OIC-Environmental Quality Division, EMB
Integrated Water Resources ManagementPDF (637KB)
Ms.Susan Abaņo , Head Water Assessment Section, Policy and Programme Division, NWRB
Industry Response on Water Quality ManagementPDF (1.6MB)
Engr. Jesus Reyes, Chairman Environmental Division, PCCI
Q & A Session
12:30-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-14:30 Session3: Sewerage and Sanitation Programme
Programmes of MWSS and Concessionaires on Sewerage and
PDF (1.7MB)
Mr.George Mateo, Manager, Water Quality Control Department, Technical Regulatory Office, MWSS
Programs and Projects on Water Supply Management and
PDF (387KB)
Mr.Daniel Landingin, Deputy Administrator, LWUA
14:30-15:20 Session4: Other Programmes on Water Environment Conservation
Plans and Programmes of River Basin Control Office relative to Water Resources ManagementPDF (3.8MB)
Dir. Vicente Tuddao, Executive Director, RBCO
Laguna Lake Development and ManagementPDF (1.6MB)
Engr. Cesar Quintos, Chief, Policy and Planning Division, LLDA
- Pasig River Rehabilitation ProgrammePDF (1.0MB)
Architect Deorgracias Tablan Jr., Executive Director, PRRC
15:20-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-17:00 Cont. Session4
Manila Bay Environmental Management ProjectPDF (1.1MB)
Ms.Erlinda A. Gonzales, Project Manager, MBEMP
NGOs and Initiatives on Water Resources ManagementPDF (645KB)
Ms.Myrna Jimenez, Director, Clean and Green Foundation
Q&A Session
17:00 Closing Remarks
Day Two: 24 October 2007 (Wednesday)
Pasig River Tour
Pasig River Tour

Visit to Wastewater Treatment Plant
Visit to Wastewater Treatment Plant

Visit to Laguna Lake
Visit to Laguna Lake