West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) recently gathered over 170 local and international water experts in a conference that pushed for collaboration in addressing problems due to climate change.
The Maynilad Water Supply Operations Conference 2016, held at Maynilad’s Balara Head Office in Quezon City, is an annual event that serves as venue for leaders in the industry to engage in discussions about emerging issues in the water sector. This year’s conference focused on the theme “Adapting to the Challenges of Climate Change through Collaboration and Innovation.”
“The effects of climate change on water supply operations are very real. The only way we can come up with solutions is to work together, tap the latest technologies, and adopt innovative solutions to protect the sustainability of our water supply,” said President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez.
Participants of the conference include local water districts, members of the academe, government agencies, and water service providers from the Netherlands, Kenya, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.
Maynilad is the largest private water concessionaire in the Philippines in terms of customer base. It is the agent and contractor of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) for the West Zone of the Greater Manila Area, which is composed of the cities of Manila (certain portions), Quezon City (certain portions), Makati (west of South Super Highway), Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas and Malabon all in Metro Manila; the cities of Cavite, Bacoor and Imus, and the towns of Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario, all in Cavite Province.
PHOTO CAPTION: The Maynilad Water Supply Operations Conference 2016 recently gathered water experts to discuss solutions for the effects of climate change on water supply. In the photo are (from right) Maynilad’s Corporate Quality, Environment, Safety and Health head Engr. Francisco Arellano, former Climate Change Commission Asst. Secretary Joyceline Goco and PAGASA weather specialist Joseph Basconcillo entertaining questions from conference participants during a plenary discussion on climate change.