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Para di matigang! Suansing pushes for water resources agency

Apr 17, 2017 @ 3:53
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A Nueva Ecija politiko has proposed the creation of a Department of Water Resources and Services.

Nueva Ecija First District Representative Estrellita Suansing, in a statement, said the proposed agency will set the policy for the preservation of water resources in the country, regulate its supply, and ensure the protection and preservation of water resources.

Suansing, chairperson of the House Committee on Ecology, cited a study by the World Water Organisation that said that the water supply in the country is diminishing.

She added that in 2015, the World Resources Institute warned that the Philippines is vulnerable to severe water shortage in the next several years because of climate change and rapid population growth.

Suansing said water shortage is further aggravated by the fragmented and overlapping functions of water agencies in the country.

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