water security - updates

Rappler's latest stories on water security


Act now on water security, groups tell gov't ahead of El Niño

Feb 21, 2019 - 6:30 PM

As an extended dry season looms, the private sector is on the move to keep water supply sufficient

Farmers in Sangay, Camarines Sur inspects his farm affected by drought. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Wastewater key to solving global water crisis – UN

Mar 22, 2017 - 10:56 AM

There is an absolute necessity to increase water security in order to overcome the challenges brought on by climate change and human influence

Hours of weaker water flow in 155 NCR villages start Sept 21

Sep 16, 2015 - 5:39 PM

These Manila Water serviced villages will experience below normal water pressure from 10 pm to 5 am starting Monday September 21

9 everyday chores you can do using less water

Sep 02, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Changing the way you brush your teeth or wash your car can go a long way in saving precious drops of water Here s how you can prepare for the water lean months ahead

Mayon evacuees need water drums, water lorry

Oct 09, 2014 - 10:08 AM

Local government officials say water containers would help alleviate the water security problems in the evacuation centers

Water issues, lack of toilets plague Mayon evacuation centers

Oct 07, 2014 - 3:34 PM

Waiting for Mayon Volcano to erupt is becoming tougher on evacuees who have limited access to water and toilets

P93-B investment needed until 2025 for PH water security

Jun 24, 2014 - 5:39 PM

Lack of financing in the Philippines water sector remains a major concern USAID official says

WATER SECURITY. P93 billion is needed until 2025 for Filipinos to have access to clean water, World Bank estimates. File photo by EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Bulacan deforestation ‘drying up’ Metro Manila water supply

Jun 17, 2014 - 8:16 AM

Environmentalists blame two government agencies for mismanaging a vital watershed

BLACKENED. Forest fires like this photographed in April 2014 are often used for charcoal-making or to clear away land for farming. Photo from Fredd Ochavo

Gov't seeks investors for $1-B water projects

Jun 08, 2014 - 8:40 PM

The 3 water infrastructure projects aim to improve water security for Metro Manila and surrounding provinces

WATER SECURITY. La Mesa Dam supplies water to Metro Manila and nearby provinces. Photo from Twitter by @trish_roque

Smaller dam to irrigate Bulacan, Pampanga crop fields –NIA

May 13, 2014 - 3:09 PM

The Bustos Dam can supply water to irrigate the remaining rice fields in Bulacan and Pampanga amid low levels of the Angat Dam

Photo courtesy of PPP Center

10 reasons you should care about water and energy

Mar 23, 2014 - 1:00 AM

Things you need to know about the interdependence of water and energy and how the world can attain security in both sectors

WATER GIVES ENERGY.  For the so-called bottom billion, the day-to-day concerns have to do with inadequate access to water, sanitation, and electricity. File photo by Joseph Galea/UN Water

Women leaders in PH's water sector: Fishes out of water?

Feb 24, 2014 - 2:54 PM

How long should we wait for gender equality in the water utilities sector – and is this the key towards water security?

WOMEN AND WATER. There are only a few women who are involved in the actual management of our planet's water resources, the Asian Development Bank says. Romeo Gacad/File/AFP

Fresh ideas needed for water security

Mar 23, 2013 - 6:04 PM

Water security is critical to our planet s future Without a quick response we could end up with a Titanic like tragedy

PH faces water crisis - ADB

Mar 13, 2013 - 2:21 PM

A new study by the Asian Development Bank and the Asia Pacific Water Forum says 3 in 4 countries in the Asia Pacific face threats in water security

SEVERE FLOODING. A jeep is stranded in a flooded area in Quezon City. Photo by Maurits van Linder

NCR water to be tested after floods

Aug 13, 2012 - 4:46 PM

Authorities will test if drinking water in Metro Manila is safe and have deployed a water treatment mobile unit to Malabon

Water treatment mobile unit deployed after typhoon Sendong. Photo from Manila Water website