Community Social Responsibility

BACIWA Community Social Responsibility

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

As most of its operations depend on natural resources, BACIWA has taken an active role in addressing and mitigating the adverse effect of climate change through its Watershed and “Ridge-to-Reef” Projects.

Watershed Project

For years, BACIWA has worked tirelessly with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Negros Forest and Ecological Foundation, Inc. (NFEFI) in restoring and protecting the upper Caliban Imbang watershed (formerly known as BACIWA watershed), which serves as habitat of several endangered wildlife, indigenous to Negros Occidental.

The 1,000-hectare watershed is located between the boundary of Municipality of Murcia and Talisay City. It is accessible by foot through a trail from Sitio Campuestuhan of approximately 25 to 30-minute walk or one (1) kilometer crossing the head water of Eyang-Eyang Creek and lying south in the upstream of Imbang River.

Over the years, BACIWA collaborates with various organizations and academes in reforesting the watershed through various tree growing activities.

BACIWA Spearheads World Water Day Celebration

The Bacolod City Water District and the Association of Negros Occidental Water Districts, together with the Philippine Environment Office (PEMO), Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM), Knights of Columbus and other stakeholders joined the World Water Day Celebration last March 16 – 22, 2015.


Water District General Managers sign the World Water Day Declaration of Commitment

The week-long celebration kicked off with the river clean-up at Mambulok Creek, initiated by the BACIWA employees and barangay officials. This was followed by a Photo Exhibit Contest held at the BACIWA Administrative Building and Mural Painting Contest at Mambulok Creek’s riprap.

BACIWA Joins Earth Day Celebration

One Hundred Eighteen (118) participants from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO), Girl Scouts of the Philippines, Barangay Punta Taytay Council, Gaisano City Mall and New Government Center employees joined the Earth Day Mangrove Growing Activity spearheaded by the Bacolod City Water District last April 22, 2015, in Barangay Punta Taytay, in celebration of the World Earth Day.


Participants

BACIWA in ACTION