Water Use Zoning for the Sustainable Development of Batangas Bay, Philippines

Author(s): 
GEF/UNDP/IMO Regional Programme for the Prevention and Management of Marine Pollution in the East Asian Seas (MPP-EAS)
Year: 
1999
Location: 
Philippines
Type of Resource: 
Technical Reports / References
This study deals with the creation of a water use zonation scheme for Batangas Bay, an area rife with multi-layer claims and multi-use conflicts among its surrounding coastal municipalities. The proposed zonation scheme aims to address these issues and avert their possible escalation. The study includes ideas on how to improve the quality of existing land use plans with regard to the use of waterfront areas and also explores the innovative institutional arrangements for implementing the water use zonation scheme in its adherence to the principles of local autonomy and people empowerment.