NWRB - National Water Resources Board
"Managing the Country's Water Resource for Present
and Future Generations."
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.
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:
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.