BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Aug. 31 (PIA) – The provincial government has partnered with environmentalist groups in a bid to conduct the first Water Summit in the province.
Governor Carlos Padilla said the summit is designed to solicit support from all stakeholders towards forging of the 2018 Water Declaration, which reiterates the province’s role as a watershed haven of Luzon, and unite on a multi-sectoral action plan to implement programs based on the 2018 Water Declaration. This will also help lay down solid grounds to reject the extension of large scale mining operations in Nueva Vizcaya, including the approval of new applications for mining rights.
“This will be conducted next month at the Convention Center in the municipality of Bayombong and we are expecting more than 500 participants from various sectors,” he said.
Padilla added that the topics to be discussed during the summit are water and irrigation situationer, water quality monitoring, watershed integrity, water and human rights, water from the point of view of science and water and faith.
He also added that the Water Declaration will serve as a landmark document and environmental agenda of the province for all water conservation advocates in the coming years.
Source: PIA Feed