Philippines Partners Celebrate World Water Day

Partners in the Philippines celebrate World Water Day with us.

Taytay Sa Kauswagan, Inc (TSKI) launched its first World Water Day campaign, “Tubig, Buhay at Kalikasan” or “Water, Life, and Environment."

TSKI branches throughout Philippines conducted activities for TSKI staff and clients to bring the campaign theme to life. Branches conducted activities like cleaning up waterways and shorelines, planting mangrove seedlings in denuded areas, and distributing water bottles on busy streets to motorists and pedestrians.

TSKI also circulated informational material to its branch offices on wastewater management and tips for conserving water at home. Staff members also gave talks highlighting the importance of water conservation and proper water management with client households and the local community members.

TSPI World Water Day Celebration

TSPI celebrated their first World Water Day this year by hosting three interactive activities: a social media awareness campaign led by branch staff, a slogan contest, and a poster contest. Building off of UN’s 2017 World Water Day theme “Why wastewater?” staff members were encouraged to share their ideas on reusing wastewater on Facebook with the hashtag #WhyWastewater, and develop slogans and artwork posters to help bring the 2017 theme to life. TSPI was able to mix creativity with the greater message of World Water Day!

CEVI Joins World Water Day Celebrations

Community Economic Ventures, Inc. (CEVI), based in the Philippines, joined the World Water Day Celebration by having a quick tour at Bohol Water Utilities, Inc. (BWUI). To participate this year’s theme, CEVI staff went meatless for a day as their way of reducing wastewater. Studies found that growing and consuming meat products require more water compared to grains and vegetables.

Other activities initiated by CEVI staff includes conducting an activity that appreciates the less than 1% of earth’s water available for human consumption and discuss methods that can conserve this critical resource.

Capital: Manila
Population of 101.8 million
8 million lack access to safe water
26.5 million lack access to improved sanitation
42% of the total population lives on less than US$2 per day