LWUA Acting Administrator Jeci A. Lapus’ opening message for the Water Quality Summit
In an effort to update and upgrade the country’s numerous water districts on the latest in water quality management and technologies, the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) hosted the 1st Water Quality Summit and Exposition on November 24, 2017 at the LWUA Muliti-Purpose Hall in Balara, Quezon City.
LWUA Administrator Jeci Lapus said the event was organized in partnership with the Philippine Association of Water Districts (PAWD) and with the cooperation of various local as well as international companies specializing in water quality management and technology development.
The event was attended and participated in by various water district general managers and technical personnel nationwide and LWUA personnel from the Office of the Senior Deputy Administrator (OSDA) and Area Operations (AO).
It featured water quality technology demonstration by invited experts in the various aspects of water quality management, operation and maintenance as well as actual product and technology presentations. These experts and presenters came from local companies such as Unique Water, Exotherm Inc., Summa Resources, Inc. Texin Inc. and JLine Industries, Inc.
Participating exhibitors meanwhile included companies of Blaise Scientific Trading, Flow Harmonic Commercial, Inc., Crossflow Technologies Enterprise, Corp. and SWEEEP Foundation, Inc.
International manufacturing firms also participated like the PT Lautan Luas Tbk of Indonesia headed by its President Director Faustinus Fauzi and Unique Water from India led by its President, Nanik Chotrani,
Topics for discussion included the Latest Research and Solution for Managing Water Quality from Source to Tap; Latest Innovation in Water Treatment; and Cost Efficient Process for Water Quality.
Lapus said that although improvements have already been achieved in ensuring the safety of domestic water supply in the Philippines, there is still a need to update and upgrade the knowledge and capabilities of water districts in the area of water quality management.
This is in view of the latest research and development efforts in the international field that have resulted in the production of more advanced and cost effective processes and technological products that can be adapted and employed locally.
Further, this is in preparation for water quality problems and issues that the climate change may cause as it affects the natural water environment as well as those that may arise with the continuing modernization and industrialization of the country’s economy.