The Efficient 2019 Local Organizing Committee (LOC) is honored to bring onboard the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) as an Institutional Sponsor.
DENR is the foremost champion of water efficiency and sustainability in the Philippines. Through various units, bureaus and attached agencies, DENR implements a nationwide Clean Water program focused on improving the quality of the environment. Priority activities under this program include monitoring of environmental compliance, classification of water bodies, and designation of Water Quality Management Areas.
Recently the National Water Resources Board (NWRB), the DENR agency responsible for water regulation under the Water Code of the Philippines, concluded a national consultation series in preparation for the national water roadmap. Efficient 2019 hosts Maynilad Water Services and Metro Pacific Water actively participated in NWRB consultations.
DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu expresses the Department’s support to the Efficient 2019 agenda. “We are eager to contribute to the global conversation on the conference theme: Water Efficiency – Driving Sustainable Development,” says Sec. Cimatu.
“DENR has been a long-standing partner of Maynilad,” notes Anette De Ocampo, Maynilad’s head for Government Relations and chairperson of Efficient 2019 LOC. “From tree planting activities, joint monitoring of Manila Bay and Laguna Lake, to the celebration of World Water Day, Maynilad and DENR have been working closely towards water efficiency and sustainability. Joining forces for Efficient 2019 is an important milestone in our partnership.”
The LOC earlier confirmed its partnership with the Asian Development Bank also as an Institutional Sponsor.