Project 2. Management and Protection of Water Bodies
Study 2. Phytoremediation of Polluted Rivers within Priority Watersheds in Northern and Central Luzon
Date Started January 2015
Date of Completion December 2018
Duration 3
Place of Implementation Sta.Barbara, Pangasinan (Sinocalan River); La Trinidad, Benguet (Balili River); Sta. Cruz, Zambales (Nayom River); Santiago City, Isabela (Ganano River)
Funding Agency ERDB
Proponent/s Darwin A. Ablang
Description Generally, the study aims to determine/screen plants that could be used to clean up contaminated rivers and other water bodies. To identify reeds/water plants that thrive along or floats in river systems; To assess the performance (growth, survival and amount of pollutants absorbed) of different water plant species in contaminated (organic, inorganic, etc.) river systems.