The consultation meeting was conducted with watershed stakeholders to identify projects, to be included in Plan 17 UC-EC Petition, in coherence with NPC mandates and services and based on the current socia-environmental situation of Buhi-Barit Watershed Reservation.
The participants' actual experience and daily encounters with the environment and the community is relevant in identifying necessary project. This further ensures project relevance, community acceptance and project effectivity.
Prior the identification of the probable projects to be included in Plan 17 Petition, BBWAT personnel first discussed NPC mandates, WMD services and the approved Masterplan as guide and reference in preparation of UC-EC Petition. This has also broadened their understanding on the scope and limitations of projects catered by NPC-WMD BBWA T.
At the end of the meeting, the participants have identified projects under the protection, rehabilitation and resource development services of the WAT. They have agreed on further consultation and coordination with the concerned barangay to finalize the details and needed documents of their proposed projects.
The parttcipants have also acknowledged the WAT's effort in involving them with this type of activities.