7th Edition

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Plenary Session A

Introduction of Plenary Session A

10:30 – 10:35

Mr. Joel M. De Jesus

Philippine Water Works Association (PWWA)

Commitment to Service: Adaptation and Resilience Amid Adversity

10:35 – 10:50

Atty. Patrick Lester N. Ty

Chief Regulator
Metropolitan Waterworks & Sewerage Systems Regulatory Office (MWSS RO)

Water Sector Resilience and Sustainability

10:50 – 11:05

Mr. J. V. Emmanuel A. De Dios

President & CEO
Manila Water Company, Inc

Water Sector Resilience and Sustainability

11:05 – 11:20

Mr. Ramoncito S. Fernandez

President & CEO
Maynilad Water Services, Inc

Angat Reservoir: Water Supply Outlook

11:20 – 11:35

Dr. Sevillo David Jr.

Executive Director
National Water Resources Board (NWRB)

Sustainable Solutions to Enhancing Water Services in Combating COVID-19

11:35 – 11:50

Mr. Farchad Kaviani

Managing Director
SUEZ Municipal Water Southeast Asia,

Accelerating Wastewater Infrastructure Development in the Philippines

11:50 – 12:05

Engr. Dolores M. Hipolito

Project Manager III
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)


The protection of water bodies from pollution through the provision of infrastructure to address domestic wastewater is strengthened by the National Sewerage and Septage Management Program (NSSMP), prepared by the Department of Public Works and Highways as mandated by the Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004. As approved by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board in 2010, the grant allocation or subsidy was 40% to Local Government Units implementing a septage /sewerage project. This subsidy was increased to 50% in 2017, yet, to date only one city has availed of the subsidy.

The Philippine Water Supply and Sanitation Program (PWSSMP, 2019-2030) intends to adopt viability gap financing under a unified resource allocation framework for water and sewerage systems, aside from pursuing key reform agendas. The government’s efforts in accelerating wastewater infrastructure development and addressing challenges like fragmentation in the water and sanitation sector, comprehensive planning, lack of capacity in wastewater management, weak enforcement of regulations, low level of awareness and demand from the public are discussed.

Plenary Session B

Introduction of Plenary Session B​

13:00 – 13:05

Engr. Rico S. Ongcoy

Philippine Water Works Association (PWWA)

Optimal Material Selection for Waste Water Pumps

13:05 – 13:20

Mr. Byron Austin

Regional Product Manager - Water Utility APAC
Grundfos Asia Pacific


Grundfos SE/SL Wastewater Pumps:
Join us in this session where we will discuss the important topic of optimal materials selection for wastewater pumps. The webcast presents considerations like pump design selection through to also matching the correct materials of construction to achieve maximum reliability and life expectancy from your pumping system. We will introduce our new Open S-tube design that takes solids handling to a new level along with the new material variants available to support high resistance to harsh environments. Come and see the next generation of pumps taking up the ever increasing demand on your systems.

Clean Water and Sanitation: Laguna Water Ensuring Safe and Reliable Water to 500,000 people in Laguna

13:20 – 13:35

Engr. Melissa A. Alcasid

Technical Operations Head - LAGUNA WATER I
Manila Water Philippine Ventures Company

Use of Novel Automated Microbiological Technique in Meeting Philippines Drinking Water Quality Standards during the COVID- 19 Pandemic

13:35 – 13:50

Ms. Christine T. Bagsik

Maynilad Water Services, Inc.

Plenary Session C

Topic: Dutch Perspective on Converting Challenges into Opportunities During the Pandemic

Introduction of Plenary Session C

17:00 – 17:05

Mr. Arjan Braamskamp

Regional Manager Americas
Country Manager Bangladesh & Philippines, Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP)

Peeking Down the Drain. How Wastewater Became A Source of Information to Monitor the Pandemic

17:05 – 17:20

Mr. Frederic Béen

Researcher – Chemical Water Quality and Health
KWR Water Research Institute

Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Project; How VEI And Its Project Partners Help Mitigate the Effects Of COVID-19

17:20 – 17:35​

Mr. Patrick Egan

Project Manager – Philippines

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