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World Water Day: Valencia City Holds Symposium Activity

In line with the celebration of World Water Day, the City Government of Valencia through the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) and Valencia City Water District, spearheaded a Symposium Activity at Batangan Central Elementary School on March 22, 2016.

With this year’s theme “Water and Jobs,” the aim of the activity is to inform the people on the importance of water and its significant role to the community.

According to UN-Water this year’s theme is also focusing on how enough quantity and quality of water can change workers' lives and livelihoods and even transform societies and economies.

During the symposium, For. Julius M. Parian, City Environment and Natural Resources Officer, gave an overview of the activity and shared some inputs on how to take good care of the water systems.

“Water is part of our daily jobs and it plays a big role in our lives,” Parian said.

Hon. Camilo E. Pepito, City Councilor and Chairman-Committee on Environment, also encouraged the Grade 4, 5, and 6 students of Batangan Central Elementary School to conserve water and protect the environment.

Mrs. Amparo Ceferina A. Galagnara, Utilities/Customer Service Officer of Valencia City Water District, served as the recourse speaker and helped impart knowledge to the students on the importance of safe, sufficient, and reliable water resources.

"Water is precious for it is part of our daily needs," Galagnara said as she further discussed the risks about water shortage and its implications.

Ms. Lea Okit, Grade 5 Special Science Instructor, also gave her gratitude to the local government for conducting such activity in their school.

"The symposium serves as an opportunity for the students to learn the essentials and issues of water that needs to address," Okit said.

World Water Day is an international observance and an opportunity to learn more about water related issues.