Partnerships vital for PH water securityGOVERNMENT partnerships with financial institutions and infrastructure providers, as well as financing f...Partnerships vital for PH water security
GOVERNMENT partnerships with financial institutions and infrastructure providers, as well as financing for small and medium enterprises, should be prioritized to create and promote access to safe water and sanitation in the Philippines, experts said.
Despite its growing economy, the Philippines faces significant challenges in terms of water and sanitation access. The country is rapidly urbanizing, and its growing cities struggle to provide new residents with adequate water and sanitation services.
According to the United States Agency for International Development, about 12 million Filipinos do not have access to safe drinking water, and 80 percent of the population is not connected to wastewater treatment services.
During the "Sustainable Path to Water Security for the Philippines" forum on Tuesday, Rich Thorsten, chief insight officer of Water.org, highlighted how his organization has helped increase access to water supply and sanitation services for underserved communities across the world. The Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines, Management Association of the Philippines, Water.org and Accralaw were behind the event.