Sustainable Solutions to Enhancing Water Services in Combating COVID-19
11:35 – 11:50
Mr. Farchad Kaviani
Managing Director SUEZ Municipal Water Southeast Asia, SUEZ
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
Director 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