DENR names 3 more protected river systems
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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has named three more river systems as water quality management areas (WQMAs), bringing to 37 the total number of water bodies under policies for protection. In three separate administrative orders signed by Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, the Malabon-Tullahan-Tinajeros and the Las Piñas-Parañaque river systems in the National Capital Region, and the Iyam-Dumacaa river system in Region 4A (Calabarzon) have been designated as WQMAs. The move aims to protect and improve the water quality of the three river systems pursuant to Republic Act (RA) 9275 or the Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004.
Villanueva, R. (2018, August 5). DENR names 3 more protected river systems. The Philippine Star, p. 7.
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Rivers; Water quality; Water management; Environmental legislation; Irrigation water; Livelihoods; Water supply; Watersheds; River basins; Water resources; Water treatment; Wastewater treatment; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); National Water Resources Board; Maynilad Water Services Inc.; Metro Pacific Water (MPW); University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD); Cimatu, Roy; Gregorio, Patrick; Rogero, Laurence
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