Stakeholders’ Meeting for Enhancing Resilience to Disasters of Urban Waters in Mindanao

The Hydrology for Environment, Life, and Policy (HELP Network Davao) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) organized a Stakeholders’ Consultation and Meeting for the implementation of one of their Sustainability Science projects entitled Demonstration Site on “Enhancing Resilience to Disasters of Urban Water Systems of Mindanao” in the Philippines.Representatives …

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Panguil Bay now Sanggab-free

Sunday, 29 November 2015The Panguil Bay Development Council (PBDC) and Agriculture Undersecretary for Fisheries and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) national director Asis G. Perez declared Panguil Bay, a fishing ground in Mindanao, sanggab-free.“Sanggab” or filter nets are illegal fishing structures that proliferated in the Bay. Based on …

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Mindanao River Basin Management Council First Regular Meeting

The Mindanao River Basin Management Council (MRBMC) held its First Regular Meeting last 7 December 2015 at the Pinnacle Hotel, Davao City. The meeting was presided by the MRBMC Chairperson Cardinal Orlando Quevedo. Also present were Governors Lala Talino of North Cotabato and Daisy Fuentes of South Cotabato, along with MinDA’s Director …

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Mindanao Rivers Offer Climate Lessons

By: Germelina Lacorte | Philippine Daily Inquirer12:15 AM November 15th, 2015Learning from the devastation of Typhoon “Pablo” (international name: Bopha) and Tropical Storm “Sendong” (international name: Washi), Mindanao is preparing for climate change by taking a long hard look at, and rehabilitating, its critical river basins.From the highest mountain ridges to …

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Collaboration key to solve river basin issues: MinDA

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 By ACE JUNE RELL S. PEREZ  THE Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), in partnership with Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), is rooting on the collaboration of Mindanao River Basin Organization (RBOs) to address river basin issues brought about by geo-political boundaries and administrative jurisdictions.Secretary Luwalhati R. …

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1st Mindanao River Basin Organizations Conference

Conference Objectives: 1. Promote cooperation among river basin stakeholders (national and local authorities, policy experts, river basin managers, academe, advocates; 2. Package 3-year priority interventions for the strengthening of RBOs; 3. Facilitate possible support for RBO priorities; and, 4. Share knowledge and innovative ideas on river basin management Expected Outcomes: …

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