NRCP urges review of Laguna Lake management: troubled lake continues to decline despite current efforts, studies show
The Department of Science and Technology-National Research Council of the Philippines (DOST-NRCP) has called for a reassessment of policy and further research to improve the condition of Laguna Lake, saying that its studies have shown the health of the nation's largest body of fresh water is still deteriorating despite current efforts. Current studies show that the lake is getting worse despite the intended measures of policy, relevant institutions, programs, and new regulations, he added, saying that this shows there is a need to assess the relevance of existing policies and measures. There is a need, for instance, to review the extent of implementation of regulations, identify the stumbling blocks, and determine proper course of actions for the lake to get better and not worse for the next 20-50 years, according to DOST-NRCP's recommended course of action, he explained.
Kritz, B. (2017, June 8). NRCP urges review of Laguna Lake management: troubled lake continues to decline despite current efforts, studies show. Manila Times, p. B5.
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Lake restoration; Environmental restoration; Financing; Quality control; Fisheries; Climatic changes; Man-induced effects; Department of Science and Technology-National Research Council of the Philippines (DOST-NRCP); Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA); Carteciano, Joselito A.; Sumagaysay, Marieta B.; Acosta, Nereus
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