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Water Policy in the Philippines

Issues, Initiatives, and Prospects

  • Agnes C. Rola
  • Juan M. Pulhin
  • Rosalie Arcala Hall

Part of the Global Issues in Water Policy book series (GLOB, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Agnes C. Rola, Juan M. Pulhin, Rosalie Arcala Hall
    Pages 1-14
  3. Juan M. Pulhin, Rhodella A. Ibabao, Agnes C. Rola, Rex Victor O. Cruz
    Pages 15-40
  4. Rosalie Arcala Hall, Corazon L. Abansi, Joy C. Lizada
    Pages 41-64
  5. Antonio R. De Vera, Rosalie Arcala Hall
    Pages 65-85
  6. Veronica P. Migo, Marlo D. Mendoza, Catalino G. Alfafara, Juan M. Pulhin
    Pages 87-116
  7. Arlene B. Inocencio, Dulce D. Elazegui, Roger A. Luyun Jr., Agnes C. Rola
    Pages 117-141
  8. Rafael D. Guerrero III, Pepito R. Fernandez Jr.
    Pages 143-162
  9. Guillermo Q. Tabios III
    Pages 163-184
  10. Guillermo Q. Tabios III, Rex Victor O. Cruz, Myra E. David, Miriam R. Nguyen
    Pages 209-231
  11. Corazon L. Abansi, Rosalie Arcala Hall, Ida M. L. Siason
    Pages 233-259
  12. Agnes C. Rola, Rosalie Arcala Hall, Juan M. Pulhin
    Pages 261-276
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 277-285

About this book


This book describes challenges in the policy and practices of the various water sectors in the Philippines that have led to water conflicts. Such conflicts arise in the nature of rural-urban competition, trans-administrative boundary issues, and inconsistencies between customary and state rules, and even within state rules. Using inter-, multi- and trans-disciplinary approaches, and analysing from various scales  - community, local and national governments - the book discusses policies and strategies needed towards achieving water security especially for the poor. Reflective of the complex and urgent water policy and governance issues in many developing countries, the book offers valuable lessons and insights to policy makers, water sector managers, planners and regulators as well as to academics, researchers and students. 



Science-Based Decision-Making Water Policy Multi-Sectoral Water Policy Water Management Philippines Water Conservation Water Demand Water Security Sectoral Assessment Institutional Mechanism

Editors and affiliations

  • Agnes C. Rola
    • 1
  • Juan M. Pulhin
    • 2
  • Rosalie Arcala Hall
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Governance and Rural Development, College of Public Affairs and DevelopmentUniversity of the Philippines Los BañosLos Baños, LagunaPhilippines
  2. 2.Department of Social Forestry and Forest Governance, College of Forestry & Natural ResourcesUniversity of the Philippines Los BañosLos Baños, LagunaPhilippines
  3. 3.Division of Social Sciences, College of Arts and SciencesUniversity of the Philippines VisayasMiagao, IloiloPhilippines

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