2005 | Proceeding and Workshop Reports | 340 pages
- Paperback 1656-8099
The interconnectivity of land and water ecosystems and the uniqueness of lakes render lake management and conservation a very complex task. This is worsened by the predictable increasing demand for water and the continuing degradation of water resources due to indiscriminate utilization. Therefore, forging partnerships among government agencies and private institutions need to be pursued to design and implement a sustainable management and conservation program for Philippine lakes. To promote such partnership, a nationwide planning system for the sustainable management and conservation of lakes should be put in place.