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Project NexCities is "Agos ng Pag-asa" Awardee for 2021

March 22, 2021- During this year’s World Water Day Awards which recognizes Philippine water conservation champions, Project NexCities was awarded the Aboitiz Capital- Lima Water Corporation’s (LWC) Agos ng Pagasa Award

Agos ng Pagasa acknowledges individuals or organizations with outstanding contributions to environmental protection and embodies the better world mindset of LWC. According to corporation, “The wastewater-to-fertilizer study is a good example of turning waste into [a] valu[able] resource which is very much aligned in our sustainability goals.”

Lima awarding NexCities

Dr. Michael Promentilla of the De la Salle University Manila, Principal Investigator of Project NexCities, received the award during the virtual awarding ceremony. 

The World Water Day Awards is a yearly event done in celebration of the World Water Day. Now on its sixth year, 18 other awardees were recognized together with NexCities. 

The event was organized by National Water Resources Board and Maynilad, and co- organized by Department of Environment and Natural Resources in partnership with government and private organizations including Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System, Local Water Utilities Administration, Laguna Lake Development Authority, National Irrigation Authority, Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands, Philippine Water Partnership and Aboitiz InfraCapital.

Converting wastewater into nutrient-rich fertilizer for a better city of the future