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Manila Water in historic win as first Philippine company to be named ‘Water Company of the Year’ at the 2022 Global Water Awards

Manila Water made history by becoming the first water company from the Philippines and from any developing country, to be given the distinction as Water Company of the Year in the highly coveted 2022 Global Water Awards as part of the 2022 Global Water Summit held recently at the La Quinta De Jarama in Madrid, Spain.

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Manila Water CEO shares practices on adapting to climate impact

Manila Water President & Chief Executive Officer Jocot de Dios shared the water company’s initiatives to ensure the continuous delivery of water supply and wastewater services for its service areas within the eastern part of Metro Manila and beyond during the recently concluded Singapore International Water Week’s plenary session entitled, ‘Adapting to Climate Impact: Resilience against extreme weather events and sea level rise’.

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Manila Water reduced GHG emissions by 9,000 tons in 2021

Manila Water Company’s use of at least 13 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green energy in 2021 has reduced its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by over 9,000 tons. According to Jocot de Dios, President and CEO of Manila Water, the utilization of 13.8 kWh of renewable energy enabled the water concessionaire to attain a decrease of 9,100 tons in its carbon emissions.

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Manila Water and partners kick off 2-day Earth Day activities

As part of the 2022 Earth Day Celebration, Manila Water, together with its partner agencies, kicked off a 2-day environmental event with a theme, “Saving the Earth: Securing Water for the Future”. Manila Water was joined by its partner organizations at the ceremonial tree planting activity at Orosa Hall, Balara Filters Park, Brgy. Pansol, Quezon City on April 22, 2022, Friday. The tree planting activity will be followed by LAKBAY KALIKASAN: Hike and Bike for Nature on the 23rd of April 2022, Saturday, 6:00 am at the La Mesa Nature Reserve, Quirino Highway, Quezon.

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Manila Water builds its first-ever molecular laboratory for SARS-CoV-2 wastewater surveillance

In a bid to ease the impact of the COVID-19 virus, East Zone concessionaire Manila Water constructed a molecular laboratory for SARS-CoV-2 wastewater surveillance.  Manila Water Laboratory Services Head Joy De Vera said the facility, built in coordination with government partners and local government units, will be completed before the end of March and will be ready to operate by June 2022. Manila Water affirms that the new facility will support the current efforts of the different local government units to address this pandemic. Operating the molecular laboratory also allows the company to provide services beyond its regular wastewater treatment and operations. 

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