A forum on El Niño, water infrastructure planning and the supposed water crisis

| Written by UP Media and Public Relations Office

Metro Manila residents have been waking up to waterless days these past few weeks. Although steps have been taken to address the problem, there is still a need to know and understand what is happening.

Learn the facts and figures from the experts. Join the Geological Society of the Philippines in its public forum entitled, “El Niño, water infrastructure planning and the supposed water crisis: facts & figures” on April 4, 2019, 1:00-5:00 PM at the National Institute of Geological Sciences (NIGS) AVR, University of the Philippines, Diliman.

The following experts have been invited to present their papers at the forum:

  • Rusy Abastillas, DOST-PAGASA
  • Guillermo Tabios III, UP National Hydraulic Research Center
  • Patricia Sanchez, UP Los Baños (UPLB) Interdisciplinary Studies Center for Water
  • Ramon Alikpala, Futurewater Asia

This forum aims to come up with immediate science-based recommendations and solutions and forward policy recommendations to relevant government institutions.  Although the water supply issues have mostly affected the National Capital Region, this concern is also highly relevant to other areas in the country especially in the context of the prevailing El Niño as well as the changing weather and climate patterns.

This forum is co-organized by the UP Diliman National Institute of Geological Sciences, the UPLB School of Environmental Science and Management, the UPLB Interdisciplinary Studies Center for Water, the National Research Council of the Philippines, the UP Geology Alumni Association, and the Philippine Association of Geology Students.