Smart water management and PPP are keys to water security
Metropolitan Water Works and Sewerage System (MWSS) Administrator Reynaldo V. Velasco said that smart water management and efficient Public Private Partnership (PPP) are the country’s keys to water security.
He said this during the Singapore Water Week 2018 and the Asia Water Council.
During the conference, Former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said the “optimistic solution to climate change and water security is Private Public Partnership (PPP) which is the best solution aside from science and technology.”
Moon also cited the need for “strong leadership as the catalyst for massive infrastructure and technological development in combating climate change and improving sustainable water and wastewater management”.
Velasco agreed to this, sharing how Philippines is way ahead in advocating PPP with its two concessionaires, Manila Water and Maynilad.
Such partnerships are borne out of the successful PPP that saw fruition in 1997 during President Fidel V. Ramos administration.