On May 9, the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) ECAN Monitoring and Evaluation Division (EMED) and District Management Office (DMO)-Calamian participated in the virtual governing board meeting of Coron Bay Water Quality Management Area (CBWQMA).
Hosted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Environment Management Bureau (EMB), the meeting was attended by various stakeholders, including the local government unit of Coron, Calamianes Association of Tourism Establishments, Inc. (CATE), and the Coron Rural Waterworks and Sanitation Association (CRWSA), among others.
The meeting focused on several key topics, including maintenance of the water quality of Coron Bay; immediate operation of the medium-scale sewage treatment plant (STP) of the local government of Coron, as well as those of the Coron Rural Waterworks and Sanitation Association (CRWSA) to address water pollution and degradation the coastal-marine environment.
The PCSDS and DENR representatives discussed the importance of the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) Clearance from PCSD and Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) from Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) towards the eventual operation of the STP.
These discussions aimed to address and streamline the necessary regulatory process and environmental compliance measures for the Coron Bay area. By ensuring proper sewage treatment, securing relevant permits, and complying with environmental guidelines, the stakeholders involved are committed to maintaining and improving the water quality and ecological sustainability of Coron Bay.