DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / June 6, 2011) – Some 30 stakeholders from various sectors have finished a daylong write-shop sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in Davao City in the southern Philippines.
It was the first review of the customized Integrated Water and Resources Management Mechanisms Training Module for Davao City and the region. The activity was hosted by the National Economic Development Authority in partnership with the local government and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Department of Science and Technology.
Dr Antony Sales, DOST Regional Director, invited the participants to give constructive feedback on the structure, flow and effectiveness of the modules to ensure that the tools will be something useful to and appreciated by the locals.
Declan Hearne, HELP Davao Coordinator and Development Consultant, also highlighted that the “customization of the IWRM guidelines is the first example of a localized training manual for IWRM using the innovative spiral approach.”
The spiral approach is a conceptual module that allows water users and managers track progress and beneficial impacts from investing in water management over time.