WOP: PBCWU & 6 Philippinian Water Districts
Cognizant of the impacts of climate change to the operations of water service providers in the Philippines, the Philippine Association of Water District (PAWD) through the Community of Practice on Climate Change (PAWD CoP-CC) has expressed the need for its members to be climate resilient. The result was a twinning partnership between the Palm Beach County Water Utilities (PBCWU) through the Florida Water and Climate Alliance (FWCA) and PWAD-CoP CC. The twinning partnership is being facilitated by WaterLinks, an organization that promotes Water Operator Partnerships (WOPs) between water and wastewater service providers across Asia to improve their operational efficiency. The objective of this twinning partnership is to strengthen the capacities of PAWD’s CoP-CC Core group members through improved business planning process and enhanced operational systems in the context of present climate variability, extreme weather events ad uncertain climate futures. PAWD’s CoP-CC Core group members are: Leyte Metro Water District, Cagayan de Oro City Water District, Metro Iloilo Water District, Isabela City Water District and Metro Cotabato Water District.
GENERAL WOP INFORMATION
March 01, 2015 -
Was the code of conduct followed?
Did the operators sign a formal partnership agreement?
PARTNERS AND THEIR INPUTS
Type of support
Other supporting organizations
This is a WOP between the Palm Beach County Water Utilities through FWCA and six Water Districts of the Phillipines, core members of the Philippine Water District Association (PAWD) Community of Practice on Climate Change (CoP‐CC): Leyte Metropolitan Water District, Cagayan de Oro Water District, Metro Cotabato Water District, Metro Iloilo Water District, Isabela City Water District, Zamboanga City Water District.
Total cost of WOP ($)
THEMES AND OBJECTIVES
- Business planning and financial management
Please specify other theme(s)
Climate change adaptation
• Strengthen PAWD CoP‐CC Group Members’ knowledge of Vulnerability Assessment methodologies using the WaterLinks Climate Change Toolkit
• Increase capacity of group members in the conduct of Vulnerability Assessment and Business Planning
• Increase group members operational capabilities in the context of climate variability, extreme weather events and uncertain climate futures
What types of activities were carried out to help develop operator capacity?
- Classroom training
- On the job training
- Site visits
Describe WOPs activities
Diagnosis/Benchmarking, Remote consultations (web-conferencing, email)
Describe the overall results
• Recipient utilities have submitted draft vulnerability assessments (VA)
• Finalization of VAs during the recipient visit to Florida on 3‐10 October 2015
• Recipient visit to cover meetings with various Florida organizations i.e. local governments, academe, scientific community, local water utilities, FWCA members
• Recipient visit to mentors in Florida
• Finalization of the VA and Business Plan
Which factors had a positive influence on the success of your WOP?
- Appropriate partner selection
- Participation of external actors
- Relationship of individuals
Which factors impeded the success of your WOP?