PHIL-WAVES DISSEMINATION FORUM

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PhilWAVES Dissemination Forum

Quezon City – The Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) lead consultations with stakeholders to discuss the ecological wealth of the Laguna de Bay Region (LdBR), together with World Bank, National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) and Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on October 2 at Sulo Riviera Hotel, Matalino Street, Diliman, Quezon City.

Local governments, farmers, fisherfolks, businesses, academe and non-government organizations were consulted to talk about the ecosystem accounting and all its benefits--both concrete and intangible--for better and more sustainable management of resources in the Region.

The ecosystem wealth of the LdBR was determined and quantified through scientific studies undertaken as part of the Philippine Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services (Phil-WAVES). WAVES is a global partnership that aims to account for the natural capital and services provided by ecosystems to know the full value of these resources for better planning. Ecosystem services are the benefits people obtain from nature’s ecosystems.

Ecosystems accounts developed in this study will help LLDA and policy makers prevent further degradation of the Laguna de Bay through informed policies that will strengthen water resource management, improve water quality and align development plans or planning laws.

The Laguna de Bay was chosen as one of the pilot sites for ecosystem accounting because it is the largest inland body of water in the Philippines and the third largest in Southeast Asia. Around 100 rivers and and streams drain into the lake with the largest contribution of inflow coming from the Pagsanjan River. The Laguna de Bay Region is a multiple-use resource that provides food, transportation, energy and shelter to the provinces of Rizal and Laguna; selected towns in Cavite and Batangas, and Quezon; and the cities of Muntinlupa, Taguig, Pasig, Marikina, Quezon, Caloocan, Pasay and Manila.

 

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Quezon City – The Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) leads consultations with stakeholders to discuss the Ecological Wealth of the Laguna de Bay Region (LdBR), together with World Bank, National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) and Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on October 2, 2015 at the Sulo Riviera Hotel, Quezon City.

Local governments, farmers, fisherfolks, businesses, academe and non-government organizations will be consulted to discuss the ecosystem accounting and all its benefits--both concrete and   intangible--for better and more sustainable management of resources in the Region.

The ecosystem wealth of the LdBR was determined and quantified through scientific studies conducted as part of the Philippine Wealth Accounting for the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (PhilWAVES). WAVES is a global partnership that aims to account for the natural capital and services provided by ecosystems to know the full value of these resources for better planning. Ecosystem services are the benefits that people obtain from nature’s ecosystems.

Ecosystems accounts developed in this study will help LLDA and policy makers prevent further degradation of the Laguna de Bay through policies that will strengthen water resource management, improve water quality and align development plans or planning laws.

Laguna de Bay was chosen as one of the pilot sites for ecosystem accounting because it is the largest inland body of water in the Philippines and the third largest in Southeast Asia. Around 100 rivers and and streams drain into the lake with the largest contribution of inflow coming from the Pagsanjan River. The Laguna de Bay Region is a multiple-use resource that provides food, transportation, energy and shelter to the provinces of Rizal and Laguna; selected towns in Cavite and Batangas, and Quezon; and the cities of Muntinlupa, Taguig, Pasig, Marikina, Quezon, Caloocan, Pasay and Manila.

Fore more information, please call the event secretariat at (02) 376-4067.

Maureen S. Tolentino, PRO-II
LLDA – Public Information Unit
0917 540 6287