DENR Secretary Ma. Antonia  Yulo-Loyzaga as keynote speaker during the 44th PAWD National Convention held at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

The Secretary cited the creation of the Water Resource Management Office (WRMO) under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) “to achieve water security by integrating the functions of all agencies with water-related mandates.”  

The WRMO is aligned with new legislation, creating an apex body for comprehensive water resource management that will adopt an all-hazards and risk-informed integrated water resource management approach.

Yulo-Loyzaga said achieving adequate and equitable access to safe drinking water and sanitation services is at the core of sustainable development.