Hum 2: Environmental Management

Management of a Degraded Environment: Case Study:

Water for Life” winner of category 1 Best Water Management Practices: Las Piñas Zapote River System Rehabilitation Programme

The ‘Las Piñas-Zapote River System Rehabilitation Program’ in The Philippines, won the category 1 ‘Best water management practices’ 1st edition of ‘Water for Life’ UN-Water Best Practices Award. This video introduces the initiative which, implemented by the Villar Foundation, has succeeded in bringing Las Piñas-Zapote River and its tributaries back to life, allowing wealth generation from waste that once polluted the river and creating work and housing for a population that used to live in shacks.

 Las Piñas project video:

Other sources for Las Piñas-Zapote River System Rehabilitation Program:

Cynthia Villar’s Foundation:

Water for Life Zapote River 5-page PDF file with overview about

Map of the Las Piñas area: (Word document.)



1. what are the problems and how were they caused?

2. what is being done and who is doing it?

3. how does “Water for Life” help the situation?


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