Changing Climate, Changing Minds: How One Philippine City Is Preparing for a Water-Scarce Future

USAID Water Team
May 4, 2016 · 5 min read
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Two boys cool off near Zamboanga, the Philippines’ sixth largest city with a population of 800,000. Photo credit: Vincent Paul Arnuco

Zamboanga on the Front Lines

“I need to wake up at 2 am for us to get drinking water.”

Less Is More

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Be Secure consultant Valerie Pape demonstrates how to measure the flow rate of a restroom faucet for a group of plumbers. Photo credit: USAID/Philippines

Resiliency in the Face of Uncertainty

“Through water demand management, cities can be more prepared in alleviating future water shortages — and be more resilient in the face of a changing climate.”

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A young girl paddles a boat in the waters off Zamboanga, on the southwestern tip of the island of Mindanao. Photo credit: Eric Montalban

Global Waters

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USAID and its partners improve access to clean water and safe sanitation to create a healthier and more #WaterSecureWorld. For more, visit Globalwaters.org.

Global Waters

Global Waters tells the story of USAID's water-related efforts around the globe, featuring in-depth articles exploring solutions to local as well as global water challenges, opinion pieces by development professionals, and first-hand accounts from stakeholders and beneficiaries.

USAID Water Team

Written by

USAID and its partners improve access to clean water and safe sanitation to create a healthier and more #WaterSecureWorld. For more, visit Globalwaters.org.

Global Waters

Global Waters tells the story of USAID's water-related efforts around the globe, featuring in-depth articles exploring solutions to local as well as global water challenges, opinion pieces by development professionals, and first-hand accounts from stakeholders and beneficiaries.

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