IDL-BNC @ IDRC >
IDRC / CRDI >
IDRC Research Results / Résultats de recherches du CRDI >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/46088

Title: Water user fee for households in Metro Manila, Philippines
Authors: Calderon, Margaret M.
Camacho, Leni D.
Carandang, Myrna G.
Dizon, Josefina T.
Rebugio, Lucrecio L.
Tolentino, Noel L.
Keywords: WATER SUPPLY
WATER QUALITY
RIVER BASINS
ECONOMIC ASPECTS
WATERSHED MANAGEMENT
WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT
PHILIPPINES
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: EEPSEA, IDRC Regional Office for Southeast and East Asia, Singapore, SG
Series/Report no.: EEPSEA research report series / IDRC. Regional Office for Southeast and East Asia, Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia; no. 2005-RR2
Abstract: This report provides an assessment of whether residents in Metro Manila would be willing to pay a fee for the protection and conservation of the four main watershed areas that provide them with water. It also investigates how such a ‘water user fee’ would best be organized and implemented and suggests a potential mechanism for its management. The research was done in response to the growing water supply problem in the Philippines. This problem is partly caused by the environmental destruction of watershed areas, which in turn is exacerbated by a lack of finance for watershed management. The report finds that a majority of residents would be willing to pay such a fee. It shows that this is due to a general desire for both a regular and sustainable water supply and for the conservation of the watersheds themselves. The report also finds that most people questioned would prefer the fee to be added to their water bills and would be happiest if the money was channeled into a special fund earmarked for watershed conservation – not merely absorbed by central government, which many do not trust. The report therefore recommends that such a fee be introduced and concludes that if it is put in place, it should go a long way towards ensuring a sustainable supply of water for Metro Manila.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/46088
ISBN: 1-55250-163-9
Project Number: 003591
Project Title: EEPSEA (Economy and Environment Program for South East Asia) - Phase III
Appears in Collections:IDRC Research Results / Résultats de recherches du CRDI
2000-2009 / Années 2000-2009

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
132579.pdf
1.02 MBAdobe PDF

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

 

Valid XHTML 1.0! DSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2010  Duraspace - Feedback