QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Environmental Management Bureau – National Capital Region through Ambient Air Unit and Ambient Water Unit conducted an Executive Committee and LGUs back-to-back meeting on November 22-24, 2022, at Cocoon Hotel, Quezon City.
Ambient Air Unit conducted an NCR Airshed Governing Board Execom and Local Government Units meeting, presided by the welcome remarks of Engr. Jean Borromeo, Chief of Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement Division.
The activity aims to tackle Hybrid Air Quality monitoring, which Ms. Everlyn Tamayo-Araneta of CAI Asia discussed. She emphasized the importance of accurate Air Quality monitoring data. Also, to finalize and sign the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on data sharing of Ambient Air quality monitoring within DENR EMB-NCR together with the NCR Airshed and update NCR Airshed GB Action Plan Mainstreaming GAD Budgeting system with a resolution adopting and approving the revised Action plan and access the result for censors against reference analyzer.
Subsequently, Water Air Unit held a year-end assessment and general assembly of the three (3) NCR WQMAs – San Juan River System, MANATUTI, and Las Piñas-Parañaque River System.
GAD lens approach and workshop in WQMA, Presentation of Pollution Load result, LGU compliance scheme report and MOV requirements, and Introduction of Design improvement and fabrication of Water Hyacinth Harvester/Floating Solid waste collector, were discussed in the said meeting.