Laguna Lake Development Authority

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Laguna Lake Development Authority
Agency overview
Formed 1966
Agency executive Nereus Acosta General Manager
Parent department Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Website www.llda.gov.ph

The Philippines' Laguna Lake Development Authority abbreviated as LLDA is one of the attached agencies of the Philippines' Department of Environment and Natural Resources responsible in the preservation, development and sustainability of the Laguna de Bay and its 21 major tributary rivers.

History[edit]

The Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) was established in 1966 as a quasi-government agency that leads, promotes, and accelerates sustainable development in the Laguna de Bay Region.[1] Regulatory and law-enforcement functions are carried out with provisions on environmental management, particularly on water quality monitoring, conservation of natural resources, and community-based natural resource management.[2]

Its mission is to catalyze Integrated Water Resource Management in the Laguna de Bay Region, showcasing the symbiosis of man and nature for sustainability, with focus on preserving ecological integrity and promoting economic growth with equitable access to resources.

While water levels in Angat and La Mesa reservoirs remain at alert level, Laguna de Bay boasts of its abundant water that is now tapped by Maynilad Water Services, Inc. to supply the water needs of the communities in Muntinlupa, Las Pinas and nearby areas.

The LLDA, as early as August 7, 2009, approved the water permit application of Maynilad to allow the West Zone concessionaire to abstract 100 million liters per day of lake water to be made available for domestic consumption. Maynilad started the production of 50 MLD last June 2010 and expects to produce 100 MLD in September this year using surface raw water from Laguna de Bay.

Programs[edit]

  • Environmental User's Fee[3]
  • Shoreland Management
  • Implementation of the Zoning and Management Plan (ZOMAP)
  • River Rehabilitation

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "LLDA Mandate". Asian Environmental Compliance & Enforcement Network (AECEN). Retrieved 2007-03-02. [dead link]
  2. ^ "LLDA Permits and Guidelines". Philippine Economic Zone Authority. Retrieved 2007-03-02. 
  3. ^ Canonoy, Francis (1997). "Lake Laguna's Environmental User Fee System". UN ESCAP. Retrieved 2007-03-02. 

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