PJD 2017 Vol. 44 No. 2d
Enhancing the Philippine Legal, Regulatory, and Policy Framework for Distributed Energy Resources
PJD 2017 Vol. 44 No. 2c
Possible Effects of China's Belt and Road Initiative on Philippine Trade and Investments
PJD 2017 Vol. 44 No. 2b
Effect of Supply Chain Integration on Business Performance and Competitiveness of Philippine SMEs
PJD 2017 Vol. 44 No. 2a
Role of Subjective Perceptions and Migration Culture in the Formation of Migration Intentions: Evidence from a Rural Village in the Philippines
Publication Detail
CSPPS WP No. 2018-01: Policy and Institutional Landscape for Groundwater Management

This paper examines the policies governing groundwater management in the Philippines. It identifies the institutions and their programs to address groundwater utilization. The paper also presents a conceptual framework for sustainable groundwater management and relates this to the country’s present situation. Groundwater is a reliable water source for irrigation is the last to be depleted during periods of drought. But compared to surface water, groundwater is like an invisible resource. Limited information on the characteristics of aquifers and use patterns; and weak institutional capacity may pose challenges to sustainable groundwater management. The comprehensive development, utilization, conservation and protection of groundwater resources, is embodied in the Philippines’ national policies. However, there is a lot to be desired in the control and management of groundwater for irrigation. An integrated groundwater management and effective coordination among agencies has yet to be institutionalized. Monitoring and tracking mechanisms on groundwater use also have to be established; and sustainability issues such as groundwater protection, should be appropriately addressed.

UPLB Center for Strategic Planning and Policy Studies
Authors Keywords
Elazegui, Dulce D. ; groundwater resources; national policies; groundwater management; groundwater protection;
Download PDF Number of Downloads
Published in 2018 and available in the CSPPS, CPAf, UPLB or can be downloaded as full text Downloaded 162 times since June 03, 2019