“Water is Life”

"Water is Life"

The human body is more than three-fourths water. Our planet is about 71% water. Water is essential for all forms of life. It is the basic element that allows all life forms to function and exist on earth, making Earth the only planet to support life. It is impossible for life to function without water.

In observance of World Water Day and the 33rd Anniversary of Kamayan para sa Kalikasan Forum, Green Convergence focuses on the Kaliwa Dam project, viewed as a solution to the water supply problem of over 15 million residents in the National Capital Region of the Philippines and the oil spill in Oriental Mindoro that has reached nearby provinces, affecting livelihood and valuable marine resources.

What is the current status of the New Centennial Water Source Kaliwa Dam Project? Why did a whole community march for days from Quezon province to Malacanang to protest it? Is there a win-win solution that can ensure water security to a growing population without affecting the lives of local communities? Are there measures to avoid or mitigate oil spills, that have devastating effects on marine ecosystems and biodiversity?

Gerry Arances was represented by Brent Ivan Andres, Research and Policy Officer, Center for Energy, Ecology and Development.




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