WATER EXCELLENCE PHILIPPINES

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THE CHALLENGE

The Philippines is on track to meet, if not surpass, the target (MDG) on water access set for 2015. Our water resources serve as our key advantage over other developing countries—being our tool to create sustainable inclusive growth. This is an opportunity to create impact locally while pioneering a program that is relevant and replicable in other parts of the globe.

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THE STRATEGY

Form a group of growth-driven leaders and advocates from tourism, environment, agribusiness, and water sustainability.

Recognize water as a force that links the country’s industries and as a discussion that goes beyond sanitation and access.

Pioneer a ridge-to-reef program in Negros Oriental that will establish the province’s leadership in water excellence.

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THE RESULTS

•Positioned Negros Oriental as a water capital of Philippines
•Prompted an Executive Order by the Office of Provincial Government of Negros Oriental declaring the province’s full support of the project
•Resulted in a signed Implementing Rules and Regulation document crystalizing Negro’s integrated water resource planning
•18 million pesos in media values

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