Baliwag Water District Officers headed by Civil Service Commission PAGASA Awardee, GM Art Baylosis, Engr. Robert Estrella, Engr. Ma. Victoria Signo and Ms. Thess Flores attended the Water Resiliency Forum hosted by Cagayan de Oro Water District.
Baliwag Water District is the designated focal government office to lead the water resiliency program of the Municipality of Baliwag. Mayor Ferdie will also sign a new EO, establishing the Water Resiliency TWG, tasked to update the commitments of the municipality concerning water resiliency measures. GM Baylosis is expected to chair the group that will work to develop programs adherent to the climate change framework.
BWD is the first District outside Manila to open a septage management facility and a recipient/participant of an Asian Development Bank research grant on the use of sludge as fertilizers.
Once again, let us lead the country in implementing trailblazing, sustainable programs on being water resilient amidst the challenges of climate change.
Mayor Ferdie Estrella pushed the drafting of the Local Climate Change Action Plan in 2016 to be able to address and contribute in mitigating the effects of the changing weather conditions brought about by the warming global temperatures. He appointed Municipal Administrator Enrique Tagle as chair of the technical working group tasked to draft plan.
The Climate Change Act of 2009 or Republic Act 9279 mandates all local governments to constantly draft and update its actions based on emerging issues, consistent with the National framework.