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Camarines Sur entry wins inaugural Philippine Water Challenge

Jan Milo Severo –

January 12, 2022 | 11: 35am

MANILA, Philippines — Camarines Sur’s Libmanan Water District won the big prize for its Low-Tag Digitization and Automation Solution within the Management of Water Distribution Diagram, which makes use of an electronic tool to file each water volume and water stress within the inaugural Philippine Water Discipline (PhlWC). 

PhlWC is a platform to generate solutions, make stronger improvements, and lengthen innovations within the nation’s water and sanitation sector organized by the US Agency for Worldwide Vogue (USAID). 

The four other a hit solutions are:

  • upgrading accept admission to to affordable smooth water and a holistic manner to bettering the lives of deprived urban communities (Tubig at Pag-Asa/EV Water and Existence); 
  • a customizable and reusable zeolite water filter for low-resource settings (ADAM Tech);
  • a transportable mixed water purification and sterilization machine (Ozone Dynamic Ventures);
  • and a know-how that converts wastewater to fertilizer (De La Salle College-Araneta). 

Every winner obtained a cash grant of as a minimum P100,000, mentoring courses, and networking make stronger. 

“Our collective effort to maintain the Philippine Water Discipline demonstrates how grand partnership is in mobilizing citizen make stronger for solving as we negate time’s water security challenges,” stated USAID Philippines Ambiance Chief John Edgar.

“Our partnership began a culture and consciousness for innovation and, more importantly, established a network of innovators and solution-seekers,” he added.  

National Economic and Vogue Authority Assistant Secretary Roderick Planta stated that he hopes these innovations will be expanded to attain more communities in a sustainable manner.  

“Let us pitch modern suggestions and solutions to angel merchants and match them with startups. I name on the persevered make stronger of our inside most sector partners and other teams for incubation and industrial trend,” he stated. 

The PhlWC is organized by USAID, the Philippine Catastrophe Resilience Basis, Manila Water Co. Inc., and Maynilad Water Providers Inc.  Additionally it is miles subsidized by the Coca-Cola Basis, the Embassy of Israel within the Philippines, Inviting Communications, IdeaSpace, and QBO Innovation Hub—5 key avid gamers within the water and innovation sectors. 

PhlWC will flee every yr and birth its second competition in July.

Grand yr, USAID well-known 60 years of partnership for trend with the Philippines. USAID harnesses the power of stakeholder-led innovations to produce actual water and sanitation providers to the underserved and most inclined, whereas sustainably managing water resources.

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