Issues and Perspectives on the Water Crisis of Metro Manila Cities, Philippines

Rocina Jose Aims R. (2023) Issues and Perspectives on the Water Crisis of Metro Manila Cities, Philippines. In: Cities in Asia. Budapesti Gazdasági Egyetem, Budapest, Magyarország, pp. 87-103. ISBN 978-615-6342-64-5

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This study delves into one of the most prevalent problems of Metro Manila: Sufficient Water Supply. With its burgeoning population, the Metropolis is an amalgamation of common problems of Asian cities: pollution, traffic jams and the lack of basic necessities such as water. The lack of recycling facilities, reliable water supply, and an uncontrollable wastage of commodities by the populace are just some of the causes of this social malady and economic malaise. If these problems are not addressed properly, these cities will soon experience not only a substantial loss of income but also a loss of lives. This paper will provide a deep perspective on the different issues involved: the history of the problem, the underlying issues, the root causes, the proposal of economic and political gurus and the most plausible alternative to solve it. With potable water always at a critical level, with Angat Dam as its primary source of water, the Metropolis is at the mercy of natural elements such as rain and the summer heat. Its main proposal to tap the Kaliwa River into a dam has met stiff opposition from the local natives in the area and from environmental groups. Unfortunately, time is running out and soon, the supply of water will soon run out too.

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Rocina Jose Aims R.0000-0003-4834-6791
Uncontrolled Keywords: cities, water supply, issues, dams, problems
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Date Deposited: 2023. Aug. 07. 15:24
Last Modified: 2023. Aug. 07. 15:24

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