WaterWorX project: WOP Philippines

  • Philippines
  • Philippines - Bayawan Water District (BAWAD)
  • Philippines - Bogo Water District (BWD)
  • Philippines - Carcar Water District (CWD)
  • Philippines - Toledo City Water District (TCWD)

PEWUP is one of the 25 Water Operator Partnerships (WOPs) of phase 1 of the WaterWorX Programme. WaterWorX is the joint initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and all 10 water companies in the Netherlands to give access to drinking water and sanitation to 10 million poor people worldwide by 2030.

The project partners are Bogo Water District, Carcar Water District and Toledo City Water District on Cebu island and Bayawan Water District on Negros island. The Philippine Association of Water District is the umbrella organization of all 500+ water districts and is also a project partner.

The PEWUP project consists of the following focus areas:

  • Connecting 47,000 financially challenged people to safely managed drinking water,
  • The managerial, operational and financial performance improvement of the water districts and
  • To create an enabling environment in terms of policies, laws and regulations and financing, for giving access to water for the poor and to make climate resilient investment plans 2050.

In phase 1 of the project the 4 water districts will develop into “Centers of Expertise” on various topics, which will be the basis for more water districts to join the project in phases 2 and 3.

Proving that small water districts can operate in an operational and financially sustainable way will assist in creating arguments for change. It will be a strong voice when it comes from more than one water district!

For more information please contact:

Carl Kamstra, Resident Project Manager in the Philippines

Carl Kamstra

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