Drinking water issues and management in the Republic of the Philippines

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Major drinking water issues and management schemes in the Republic of the Philippines are examined utilizing a political geographic perspective. By examining these issues and management schemes, administrators in developing countries, such as the Philippines, can provide more effective drinking water management for their citizens. Effective drinking water management is an essential building block in the foundation of sustainable development.

This type of socio-political and economic research demonstrates the importance of equity in "safe" drinking water distribution, and the value of watershedbased and integrated natural resource management. The importance of recognizing the provision of safe drinking water as a human rights issue in order to promote environmental and social justice in the Philippines is underscored.


Drinking water -- Quality; Environmental policy; Philippines; Water quality; Water resource management – Political aspects; Water supply –Political aspects


Environmental Policy | Environmental Sciences | Natural Resources Management and Policy | Other Environmental Sciences | Water Resource Management


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