Water Challenge Forum Cebu 2014

DATE(s): March 06, 2014
Marco Polo Plaza Hotel, Cebu City, Philippines
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The WATER CHALLENGE FORUM highlights the challenges that the Philippines face as far as managing its water resources is concerned. It will bring together in one forum water policymakers, water suppliers and distributors, water technology and service providers, international and local business organizations, academe and other water stakeholders to exchange information, discuss the priorities of the water sector and provide recommendations on how to address the water challenges.

The Forum will also include a WATER TECHNOLOGY SHOW that will exhibit companies providing the latest water technology and solutions as well as showcase various water initiatives and programs existing in the country.


  • PROMOTE a better understanding of the importance of water to the environmental and economic future of the Philippines;
  • INCREASE the awareness of participants of the water situation and challenges faced by the country and the need to take action to address these challenges;
  • ENGAGE the public and private sectors in an active cooperation to promote better water stewardship by promoting technologies, techniques, practices and policies that are geared towards a wider water access and greater water efficiency; and
  • SHOWCASE the latest water technologies and solutions that can help overcome the problems being encountered in the water sector


  • C-Level Executives
  • Directors and Heads of Facilities, Engineering and Environment
  • Operations Managers
  • Building Administration Managers
  • Government Officials engaged in Water Policy and Infrastructure Development
  • Heads of Local Government Units
  • Architects & Contractors
  • Engineers
  • Water Service and Wastewater Treatment companies
  • Water Solutions Providers (Technology & Services)
  • Academe
  • Non-Government Organizations
  • International Organizations
  • Real Estate Developers and Property Managerment Firms
  • Property Owners-Buildings, Eco-Zones, Business Districts, Subdivisions, etc.
08:00 AMRegistration
08:15 AM-09:00 AMRibbon cutting and opening of Technology showcase (Start of Plenary Session 1)
09:00 AM-09:15 AMOpening Remarks: "The Water Challenge"
09:15 AM-09:20 AMIntroduction of Keynote Speakers
09:20 AM-09:40 AMWater and Cebu: meeting the challenge for a sustainable water resource towards social and economic growth
09:40 AM-10:00 AMKeynote Speech 1:
Managing the Competing Uses of Water: the National Water Management Masterplan
10:00 AM-10:20 AMKeynote Speech 2:
Water Security: A situation on water resources in the Philippines
10:20 AM-10:40 AMThe Case of Water Quality in Visayas and Mindanao Regions
10:40 AM-10:55 AMOpen forum and Morning break
10:55 AM-11:10 AMManaging the Nation's Water Resources: Policies and Frameworks
11:10 AM-11:25 AMSustainability Remote Community Water
11:25 AM-11:40 AMThe Provincial Environmental Code of Cebu
11:40 AM-12:00 PMOpen Forum
12:00 AM-01:00 PMLunch Break

Time Breakout Session 1:
Conservation and management towards water security:
challenges and opportunities
Breakout Session 2 :
Sustaining economic benefits
in Industries through Water efficiency
01:00 PM-01:15 PMOverview of the sessionOverview of the Session
01:15 PM-01:30 PMThe Water Situation in CebuWater valuation: identifying the relationship between business and water
01:30 PM-01:45 PMProtected Area ManagementThe Energy-Water Nexus: An insight from the energy sector on water use efficiency
01:45 PM-02:00 PMCompliance on water regulation: a quick look on the clean water act (RA 9275)The benefits of the wastewater treatment facility in MEZ ecozones
02:00 PM-02:15 PMIssues and Concerns on Central Cebu River Basins: Investment RoadmapThe advantages of rainwater and rainwater harvesting: a business case
02:15 PM-02:30 PMOpen Forum
02:30 PM-02:45 PMThe Cebu City Ordinance 2013: Milestones and future initiativesWater use efficiency in the food and beverage industry
02:45 PM-03:00 PMChallenges of Floods and Innovation SolutionsReduction of Non-Revenue Water
03:00 PM-03:15 PMOpen forum
03:15 PM-03:30 PMPresentation of proceedings from breakout sessions
03:30 PM-04:00 PMWater Stewardship starts with you
Ms. Joy Martinez Onozawa
(Urban Planner and Environmentalist) Environmental Designs, Inc.
04:00 PM-04:15 PMClosing Remarks
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For further inquiries please contact
Karen Pintac
Call +63 32 253.3389
Fax No. +63 32 412.1194
Email karen.pintac@eccp.com
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