PHILIPPINES WATER SOLUTION
The capital of Negros Occidental province, Bacolod City is highly urbanized with a population of 561,875 (2015 census).
Metro Bacolod has a daily water requirement of 70,000 to 123,000 m3/day. However, due to rapid development, its water infrastructure is unable to keep up with demand, with shortages of at least 5,000 m3/day leading to intermittent and inconsistent water supply and rationing.
• 9 million Filipinos rely on unimproved, unsafe, and unsustainable water sources and 19 million lack access to improved sanitation.
• Population growth threatens the sustainability of water supply.
• Unless water demand is slowed to match the rate the country’s water resources are replenished, the Philippines will face serious water shortages. JICA estimates that by 2025, the Philippines will have the second lowest water supply in SE Asia.
• Locations with limited water resources rely on distant sources and need to transport it. The daily burden of water collection falls on women and children.
• Macro factors point to an industry that is underserved and poised for growth considering the government’s focus and assistance.
• 574 water districts that provide service to 15.3 million people in 700 cities and municipalities outside Manila.
HOW WE COLLABORATE
GREEN.ORG aims to provide Metro Bacolod with clean bulk water of up to 30,000m3 per day using two water sources it has water rights to.
It will create a customized water system for Bacolod utilizing innovative and sustainable technological solutions.