The photos show the series of face-to-face meetings with project partners. (left photo) With Councilor Joel Alangsab of Baguio; (middle) with the University President of BSU; (right) with the other stakeholder groups at the DOST-CAR Conference Hall.

The Watershed and Water Resources Research, Development and Extension Center is now all-out preparing for the full implementation of a Research and Development project titled “Development of Artificial Groundwater Recharge Facility for Drought and Flood Mitigation”.

The project, which involves the drilling and piping of an injection well, will be specifically located within the Burnham Park in Baguio City, and the BSU-owned Strawberry Farm in La Trinidad, Benguet.

The program is a collaboration amongst the University of the Cordilleras (UC) as the Lead, and the Saint Louis University (SLU), Kalinga State University (KSU), and ERDB-WWRRDEC as members.

The program aims to enhance the industrial competitiveness of the Cordilleras in the field of agriculture, tourism, and mobility through mountain engineering solutions.

Corollary to this, the WWRRDEC held face-to-face consultation meetings after a number of virtual meetings with relevant stakeholder groups from the City of Baguio and La Trinidad, Benguet.

The LGU La Trinidad, through Municipal Engineer Benedict Pineda, also reiterated the earlier commitment of the Local Chief Executive, Hon. Romeo K. Salda, for the materials and drilling of the required injection well. Darwin A. Ablang/Alma B. Domingo/WWRRDEC