RODRIGO ROA DUTERTEPresident of the Republic of the Philippines
REGINA PAZ L. LOPEZSecretary
Department of Environment and Natural Resources
DR. SEVILLO D. DAVID, JR.Executive Director
National Water Resources Board
Managing the Country's Water Resource for Present and Future Generations
The National Water Resources Board ("NWRB") is the lead government agency in the Philippine water sector, conferred with policy-making, regulatory and quasi-judicial functions. The NWRB is responsible for ensuring the optimum exploitation, utilization, development, conservation and protection of the country's water resource, consistent with the principles of Integrated Water Resource Management.
The NWRB's functions and responsibilities are three-fold.
- Formulation and coordination of policies, programs and standards relating to the Philippine Water Sector;
- Management and regulation all water-related activities; and
- Regulation and monitoring of water utilities.
The NWRB Board, composed of five (5) cabinet secretaries, a representative from the academe and the executive director, is chaired by the Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources. Although independent, insofar as its regulatory and quasi-judicial functions are concerned, the NWRB is under the administrative supervision of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, as an attached agency.