DENR Assures Water Supply Ample, but Needs Management
Byline: Melody M. Aguiba
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has assured that with the Philippines' 421 principal river basins, the country has sufficient water resources to supply its needs.
The Philippines has adequate principal river basins to sustain its irrigation-domestic water needs, but it must efficiently manage surface and ground water and carry out efforts to reverse climate change.
Moreover, the country has an average rainfall of 2,400 millimeters (MM) per year, quite enough specially as certain areas in Eastern Luzon even experience an average high of 4,050 MM yearly.
Of course Southern Mindanao areas may …
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Publication information: Article title: DENR Assures Water Supply Ample, but Needs Management. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Manila Bulletin. Publication date: February 3, 2008. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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