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, Volume 40, Issue 1–2, pp 69–72 | Cite as

Human impacts on Laguna de Bay, Philippines and management strategies for their mitigation

  • Guerrero Rafael D. III
I. General Impacts of Human Population Growth on Inland Waters (b) Philippines, Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia
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Abstract

Laguna de Bay is the largest lake in the Philippines bordering metropolitan Manila, the nation's capital and the industrial hub of the country. As a multiple-use resource the lake is of prime importance for its fisheries, as a transport route and as a water source for the cooling of industrial plants and for irrigation. The lake is also envisaged to supply the domestic water needs of the basin in the year 2000. With rapid urbanization, industrial development and deforestation of its watershed, Laguna de Bay has been stressed with sedimentation, overexploitation of its fisheries and pollution. Various management strategies have been adopted by government to address such human impacts. Among the major programs are the installation of a hydraulic control structure, implementation of a zoning and management plan and the formulation of a master plan. There is need for an integrated approach for the management of the Laguna de Bay basin for its sustainable development.

Keywords

Sedimentation Sustainable Development Management Strategy Water Source Management Plan 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Guerrero Rafael D. III
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  1. 1.Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine Research and Development Los BariosLagunaPhilippines

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