MWSS chief elected to Asian Water Council board | Inquirer News

MWSS chief elected to Asian Water Council board

/ 04:34 AM April 22, 2017

Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) Administrator Reynaldo V. Velasco has been elected as director of the Asia Water Council (AWC)  during the 4th AWC Board of Council meeting in Beijing, China, on March 30.

AWC President Hak-Soo Lee formally welcomed Velasco, who briefly addressed the AWC Council, saying, “It is my honor to represent the Philippines and the MWSS as a member of the Asia Water Council and I thank everyone for this warm welcome.”

AWC is a global network focused in providing tangible solutions on Asian water challenges and facilitating multilateral discussions among stakeholders.


The AWC coordinates with stakeholders during identification and implementation of tangible solutions.


According to the AWC executive director, Yongdeok Cho, Asia Water Council started in June 2014 when the Asian Water High Level Round Table was held in Korea wherein a majority consensus was arrived at that Asia needed to tackle its collective water problems.

Velasco has also been invited as a resource speaker of the forthcoming Asia International Water Week (AIWW).

The MWSS chief is expected to lecture on  sustainable development goals (SDGs)  in the waterworks industry in the first AIWW and Korea International Water Week  to be held on Sept. 20-23, 2017, in Gyeongju, South Korea.

“As part of my presentation, I will present and highlight the successful public-private partnership among MWSS and the three concessionaires: Manila Water, Maynilad and Bulacan Bulk Water, as an effective legal framework for SDGs on water supply development, operations and management,” Velasco said.

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