The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is currently working with the International Centre for Environmental Management (ICEM) and the World Agroforestry (ICRAF) to implement the project entitled, TA-6539 REG: “Investing in Climate Change Adaptation through Agroecological Landscape Restoration: A Nature-based Approach to Building Climate Resilience in Cambodia and Philippines”. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)   continue reading….


The Agno River Basin Management Council (RBMC) conducted its Inter-regional Technical Working Group (TWG) meeting last March 17-18, 2022 in Alaminos City, Pangasinan. The meeting was under a face-to-face set-up with the Opening Program attended by RBCO Executive Director Nelson V. Gorospe; DENR I Regional Executive Director Crizaldy M. Barcelo; Assistant Regional Director for Technical   continue reading….

CY 2021 Year-End Assessment and Planning Workshop Held

RBCO conducted its Year-End Assessment and Planning Workshop for Calendar Year 2021 at the Best Western Metro Clark Hotel in Angeles City, Pampanga last December 1 to 3, 2021. The event was a hybrid activity with participants from Regions I, CAR, III, and IV-A physically present. The rest of the Regions participated virtually. Participants were   continue reading….


The province of Leyte is extreme from the impacts of typhoons and flooding. Due to climate change, this is expected to rise dramatically. Leyte has been the most vulnerable part of the Philippines to the water-related disaster which has attributed to population exposure, poverty, deforestation, lack of disaster preparedness, and gender inequality. To address these   continue reading….


The DENR-River Basin Control Office (RBCO) in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) organized the 1st National River Basin Summit as the kick-off activity of the 2022 World Water Day Celebration. With the theme “Groundwater: Making the Invisible, Visible”, the event highlighted the best practices on river basin management in the Philippines.   continue reading….

DENR-RBCO holds Technical Workshops for the Formulation of the State of the River Basin Report of selected major River Basins in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao

To support the on-going implementation of the Integrated River Basin Management and Development Plan, DENR River Basin Control Office conducted series of Technical Workshops for the Formulation of the State of the River Basin Report of selected major river basins in Luzon, Visayas & Mindanao last October 7-11, 2019, November 14-15, 2019 and November 5-8,   continue reading….

RBCO participates on the Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Seminar

To prepare the office for the implementation of the project, “Ecosystem-based management and application of ecosystem values in two river basins in the Philippines (E2RB)”, RBCO staff participated in the seminar organized by GIZ on October 28-29, 2019 at Sequioa Hotel, Quezon City. The seminar was participated by representatives from GIZ, the DENR Central Office,   continue reading….

National Steering Committee deliberated the Climate Change Responsive Integrated River Basin Management and Development Master Plan for the 8 Clustered River Basins in Regions I, CAR, IV-A, IV-B, VIII, IX and X

Presided by RBCO Executive Director Antonio M. Daño, the deliberation and approval of the Phase 2 reports of the Formulation of Climate Change Responsive Integrated River Basin Management and Development Master Plan for 8 Clustered River Basins was conducted during the National Steering Committee (NSC) meetings held last July 10 and July 12, 2019 at   continue reading….

DENR-RBCO holds its CY 2019 Mid-Year Assessment and Planning Workshop

The DENR-RBCO spearheads the conduct of the CY 2019 Mid-Year Assessment and Planning Workshop at Bayleaf Hotel, General Trias, Cavite last June 25-28, 2019.  The activity aims to identify the status of the river basin master plan implementation, operationalization of the different River Basin Organizations, determine the activities for the FY 2020 Physical and Financial   continue reading….

DENR-RBCO attends World Water Day Awards 2019

The National Water Resources Board (NWRB) and Maynilad Water Service, Inc. (MWSI) organized the World Water Day Awards 2019 held on March 22, 2019 at Novotel, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City. The event was participated by the different World Water Day PH partner agencies, bureaus and offices. The said activity highlights the awarding of the   continue reading….

Kick-Off Activity for World Water Day 2019

The DENR-RBCO in partnership with the Manila Water Company, Inc. (MWCI), Maynilad Water Services, Inc., and Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) launched the World Water Day 2019 Kick-off activity entitled, Water Fair cum Sungka Tournament last March 15,2019 at the PRRC Livelihood and Mangrove Center, Brgy. Basceco, Tondo, Manila. Different partner agencies, bureaus and offices   continue reading….

RBCO conducts Year-End Assessment Workshop

The River Basin Control Office conducted the annual Year-End Assessment Workshop on December 4-7, 2018 at Sequoia Hotel, Quezon City. Regional River Basin Focal Persons, FMS Budget Division staff and Planning Division staff participated in the 4-day assessment workshop which aims to assess the implementation status of 2018 planned activities and set a clearer direction   continue reading….

RBCO attends the 4th International River Summit

The 4th International River Summit was held on November 22 to 24 at Radisson Blu Hotel, Cebu City. The participants were welcomed with a Mandaue Cultural performance followed by the opening plenary of the summit with remarks and messages by the mayor of Mandaue City, Mayor Gabriel Luis Quisimbing and the National President of League   continue reading….

RBIIMS cum Policy Development Workshop

The River Basin Control Office conducted the Hands-On Training Web-Based River Basin Integrated Information System (RBIIMS) Cum Workshop on Policy Development for River Basin Management on November 6-9, 2018 at Ace Hotel, Pasig City. Regional River Basin Focal Persons, DENR-PPS, DENR-KISS-ISD and PEMSEA staff participated the said 4-day activity with the aim to test the   continue reading….