Kalibo, Aklan (MKWD) – In celebration of the International World Water Day, and in cooperation with the Local Water Utilities Administration, the Metro Kalibo Water District (MKWD) held the Synergy: Marrying Water and Energy symposium in selected colleges between March 14 and March 21, tackling the issues of “Water and Energy,” “Water Quality,” “Securing Access to Water and Energy,” and “Water and Energy: Efficiency and Sustainability.”
The speakers were MKWD’s Frederick M. Buenavidez, Jofer Serapio, and Engr. Leniel B. Agustino. Buenavidez is of the Office of the General Manager, Management Information System, while Engr. Agustino is the Production Division Manager.
Christopher S. Pinolan, Lean R. Abiado, Myanmar Aladin, and Leizl F. Valencia (all from the Office of the General Manager, Management Information System) were also on-board for technical support and documentation.
The symposium also introduced college students to the MKWD’s We Do Care program, the water district’s Human Relations program. Held every year on the 22nd of March, the International World Water Day aims to focus global attention on the importance of water. Each year, a specific aspect of water is highlighted. This year addressed the nexus of water and energy.
World Water Day 2014 is the result of the joint efforts of the UN agencies and entities that make up UN-Water, working in partnership with governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders. The major event of World Water Day will be hosted in Tokyo and linked to dozens of other national and international events worldwide.
The first International World Water Day celebration was held on 22 March 1993. The event was first recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), held in Rio, Brazil.