The ERDB-Watershed and Water Resources Research Development and Extension Center (WWRRDEC) was tapped as a Resource Speaker for the “Talakayang Pangkalikasan sa BSU-on-the-Air” radio program aired on March 6-21, 2023 in DZWT 540 Khz.
The “Talakayang Pangkalikasan sa BSU-on-the-Air” aims to inform the public on the importance of watershed and environment to the community as well as to raise awareness and call for action on the issues and concerns on watershed degradation.
The radio program was part of the project titled, “Packaging and Conducting of Communication Campaign to Mitigate Watershed and Environmental Degradation During a Pandemic”, conducted by the Benguet State University (BSU) Department of Development Communication.
To highlight the efforts, programs, projects, and current laws connected to watershed in the Cordillera, Ms. Sharmaine L. Egalla, WWRRDEC Science Research Specialist II, along with other environment experts from DENR and the Academe served as a Resource Speaker during the radio program.
Ms. Egalla discussed the basic definition of watershed, its features, and some related laws on its management.
“Basically, we are all living in a watershed. In simpler terms, a watershed starts from mountains down to the communities, to streams, and to rivers. We derive our basic essential needs such as water, food, and shelter in a watershed”,
Ms. Egalla shared.
Ms. Egalla also emphasized that Research and Development is crucial in assessing current natural resources and its status as basis in identifying strategies to protect and conserve our environment and natural resources.
“Since the watershed is our habitat, we need to put much care on it to also protect the welfare of mankind”, she added.
The Interview-on-the-Air concluded with a call to action to look at the limitations and boundaries of our decisions and consider its effect on our livelihood and its impact to our ecosystems. #WWRRDEC Chamanei C. Elias and Sharmaine L. Egalla