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The Ecosystem-Based Management and Application of Ecosystem Services Valuation in 2 River Basins (E2RB) project welcomed the implementers of the Enhancing Climate Resilience in Thailand through Effective Water Management and Sustainable Agriculture (E-WMSA) project to the Ilog-Hilabangan River Basin (IHRB) in Negros Occidental, one of the priority sites of E2RB, when the latter paid a visit recently for a learning exchange. Both projects have been funded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

The activity lasted for two days and comprised indoor and outdoor learning experiences where the Thai contingent was able to interact with E2RB partners from the public and private sectors. Representatives from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Philippine National Irrigation Administration (NIA), local government units (LGUs), Kabankalan Indigenous People, and Plantsville Health were on hand for the activity.

Plantsville Health is a social enterprise that promotes Philippine cinnamon, which will be planted together with the endemic shrub Miagos (Osmoxylon lineare) and native forest and fruit trees for riverbank stabilization.

e2rb welcomes Thai water management project 600pxThai visitors on their way to visit the riverbank stabilised by Miagos bushes.

The visitors were able to observe how different Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) measures were gaining traction and helping local people to adapt to the impacts of climate change. (E2RB/ Mylene Grace Velasquez)

About the author:

  • Mylene Grace Velasquez is E2RB's Junior Adviser

 

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