‘Every Drop Counts’ dialogue: A resounding success that inspires collaborative action for water security
The resounding success of “Every Drop Counts: A HighLevel Dialogue for a Water-Secure Country” has left a profound mark on the collective consciousness of all who participated, igniting hope and determination to secure the future of water resources in the Philippines.
This extraordinary dialogue was a direct response to the pressing need to tackle the profound issue of water security within our nation. It seamlessly brought together luminaries, visionaries, and crucial stakeholders from every corner of the Philippines. “Every Drop Counts” was artfully crafted to feature three profoundly enlightening panel discussions, each of which scrutinized crucial facets of the complex water security equation: Finance and Water Security, Water Governance, and Digitalization, Technology, and Infrastructure.
The event was graced by the esteemed presence of Guest of Honor, Senator Grace Poe, whose impassioned address emphasized the paramount importance of formulating a participative action plan for the safeguarding of water resources in the Philippines.
Notably, distinguished keynote speakers delivered earnest and insightful addresses that resonated deeply with attendees:
– Prof. Mely Caballero-Anthony eloquently expounded on “Water Security as Critical Core to Human Security,” underscoring the inextricable link between water and human well-being.
– Congresswoman Bernadette Herrera passionately championed the pivotal role of women in shaping a water-secure Philippines, inspiring a call for greater inclusivity and gender equity in water management initiatives.
– Israeli Ambassador Ilan Fluss shared invaluable insights into water security fortified by technology, igniting conversations on innovative solutions that can revolutionize our approach to water management.
– Undersecretary Carlos Primo David (Department of Environment and Natural Resources) provided an enlightening exploration of the critical aspect of Water Governance, fostering a deeper understanding of its central role in ensuring the sustainability of our water resources. – Assistant Secretary Glenda R. Rumohr-Figueroa (Department of Finance) shed illuminating light on the crucial nexus between Finance and Water Security, encouraging collaborative financial efforts that can drive meaningful change.
During the “Every Drop Counts” dialogue, approximately 400 enthusiastic attendees actively participated, engaging wholeheartedly in discussions that spanned from 1:30 PM to 6 PM, a testament to their dedication and commitment to the cause. Award-winning broadcaster Ms. Mitzi Borromeo, who skillfully moderated the event, ensured that the conversations remained insightful and thought-provoking throughout.
This impactful dialogue was brought to fruition through the dedicated efforts of QarahComms for the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA). It was proudly presented by Aboitiz, Standard Systems Water and Wastewater Technologies, and Tubig Pilipinas. Event Partners included Manila Water, Maynilad, and Prime Water, with generous sponsorship from Aluminates, Chemical Research, and GSMH Law.
“Every Drop Counts” emerged as a beacon of hope and a catalyst for immediate and necessary action in addressing the critical issue of water security in the Philippines. _It galvanized experts and stakeholders alike to unite, innovate, and take substantive steps towards securing a waterrich future for our beloved nation. The resounding success of this event speaks volumes about our collective commitment to this vital cause.