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: http://villarsipag.org/page?id=66&menu=4

http://www.outreachasia.org/id6.html

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

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

Ph_map_laspinas

Research:

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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