Davao City Water District enlisted the support of Philippine Women’s College (PWC) as the 57th adopter of DCWD’s Adopt-a-Site project in Malagos Watershed. The memorandum of agreement formalizing this partnership was signed on July 31, 2017.
Present during the signing ceremony were DCWD and PWC officers headed by general manager Engr. Edwin V. Regalado and officer-in-charge of the Office of the Community Extension Dr. Eufrosina P. Mines, respectively.
Under the agreement, PWC will rehabilitate one hectare of land in Malagos Watershed through planting and maintenance activities supervised by DCWD. This role is geared toward DCWD’s strategy of reforestation of open lands or brush lands with suitable forest and fruit tree species. To date, a total of 80.5 hectares in Malagos Watershed has been adopted by various government and private entities.
Aside from its Adopt-a-Site projects, DCWD also conducts regular community-based water quality monitoring in barangays within the watershed to engage the local government units and Indigenous Peoples organizations in ensuring the safety of water resources. Resource mapping workshops and orientations on the importance of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene are also incorporated in the water quality monitoring programs, the most recent of which were conducted in May and June 2017 in Brgy. Manuel Guianga, Brgy. Tambobong, and Brgy. Tungkalan. (Winston C. Ajero)