Total Pollutant Loading Study in the Laguna de Bay–Pasig River–Manila Bay Watershed

Author(s): 
Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA), Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Laguna Lake Development Authority.
Year: 
2013
Location: 
Philippines
Type of Resource: 
Technical Reports / References

The study on the total pollutant loading in the Laguna de Bay–Pasig River–Manila Bay watershed was conducted in support of the mandamus by the Supreme Court of the Philippines to fully implement the Operational Plan for the Manila Bay Coastal Strategy of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for the immediate rehabilitation, restoration and conservation of Manila Bay. The study aims to draft a pollution reduction strategy by identifying key sources of pollutants in Manila Bay. The watershed is deemed to contribute the largest proportion of pollutants entering Manila Bay and, therefore, reduction in pollution loads from these areas will directly affect the overall water quality in Manila Bay.