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Philippines training - incorporating adoption of policy nationally

The International WaterCentre conducted a two week training program on integrated water management in Brisbane in January for 16 senior managers from the Philippines National Water Resources Board (NWRB).

The training program was conducted by IWC and the Queensland University of Technology, and funded by AusAID through the Philippines Australian Human Resource Development Facility (PAHRDF).

The program included developing skills in stakeholder consultation and participation, water planning and regulation, data gathering and monitoring, alternative dispute resolution and advocacy skills.

Over the course of the training program the participants developed a national framework for the adoption of integrated water resource management in the Philippines.

On returning to the Philippines, this framework was adopted by the Board of the NWRB. A tangible benefit of the training program, the framework will now guide the organisation as it moves towards integrated approaches.

The training also demonstrated international best practice in integrated water resource management through a combination of theoretical and on-site training opportunities. Training focused on water quality and quantity, environmental flows, water sensitive urban design and water treatment and reuse.


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