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NWRB - National Water Resources Board

About NWRB

"Managing the Country's Water Resource for Present
and Future Generations."

Introduction

The National Water Resources Board ("NWRB") is the lead government agency in the Philippine water sector, conferred with policy-making, regulatory and quasi-judicial functions. The NWRB is responsible for ensuring the optimum exploitation, utilization, development, conservation and protection of the country's water resource, consistent with the principles of Integrated Water Resource Management.

The NWRB's functions and responsibilities are three-fold.

  • Formulation and coordination of policies, programs and standards relating to the Philippine Water Sector;
  • Management and regulation all water-related activities; and
  • Regulation and monitoring of water utilities.
  • Read more: About NWRB

 

Historical Background

 

Historical Background

The Creation of the NWRB's predecessor National Water Resources Council, as the Policy-Making Body for the Philippine Water Sector.

The predecessor of the NWRB is the National Water Resources Council (“NWRC”), which was created in 1974 under Presidential Decree No. 424, otherwise known as the “Integrated Reorganization Plan”. It was subsequently renamed as NWRB pursuant to Executive Order No. 124-A. Under the said decree, the NWRB is tasked among others, to:

 

FAQ

 

1) Who are qualified to file an application?

· Filipino citizen

· Associations, duly registered cooperatives and corporations organized under the law of the Philippines, with at least 60% capital is owned by Filipino citizen/s.

· Government entities and instrumentalities, including government-owned and controlled corporations.

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