Water Supply and Demand and the Drivers of Change

  • Juan M. PulhinEmail author
  • Rhodella A. Ibabao
  • Agnes C. Rola
  • Rex Victor O. Cruz
Part of the Global Issues in Water Policy book series (GLOB, volume 8)


This chapter synthesizes the existing information and knowledge on the state of water resources in the Philippines by providing a general overview on water supply, demand and uses at the national level. The major sources of water, namely surface and ground water, will be examined in terms of its adequacy considering present and future supply based available studies and projections. Similarly, the demand side will be analyzed considering the sectoral needs and priorities in relation to the present and projected future water supply. Major drivers of change that are likely to shape the water supply and demand scenarios such as demographic shifts, urbanization, and climate change will be highlighted in the analysis. The chapter concludes with the analysis of the gap in the water supply and demand and its implications on the water governance of the country.


Water supply and demand Water sustainability Demographic processes Urbanization Climate change 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan M. Pulhin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rhodella A. Ibabao
    • 2
  • Agnes C. Rola
    • 3
  • Rex Victor O. Cruz
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Social Forestry and Forest GovernanceCollege of Forestry and Natural Re-sources (CFNR), University of the Philippines Los BañosLos BañosPhilippines
  2. 2.Department of ManagementCollege of Management, University of the Philippines VisayasIloilo CityPhilippines
  3. 3.Institute for Governance and Rural Development (IGRD)College of Public Affairs and Development, University of the Philippines Los Baños, CollegeLos BañosPhilippines
  4. 4.Environmental Forestry ProgrammeCollege of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of the Philippines Los Baños, CollegeLos BañosPhilippines

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