Integrated Water Resources Management In The Province Of Northern Samar
All forms of life depend on water and access to clean and potable water immensely contributes to human progress and development. Needless to say, the necessity of water to life, and its importance to socio-economic development explains man’s perennial quest to improving water resources management and need for preservation of water resources (Allan, 2013). With this fundamental tenet, the last decade has seen an increasing recognition of the need to protect and sustainably manage the water resources.
Population growth, urbanization, intensive agricultural development, industrial growth and environmental requirements are all factors behind the increasing demand for water and land resources (Thou, 2008). The cheapest form of electricity, for example, comes from hydroelectric power plants that rely on water flowing through man made dams built in the country’s various major river systems (Raymundo, 2015).