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Monday, 5 June 2023

DOST conducts wastewater treatment forum in PDI

SAN JOSE, Dinagat Islands -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Caraga recently conducted the Technology Diffusion of the Modular Eco-friendly Domestic Wastewater (MEDoWW) treatment system in the province of Dinagat Islands. https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif

With the assistance of the Provincial Science and Technology Office - Province of Dinagat Islands (PSTO PDI), the event promoted the understanding and adoption of eco-friendly wastewater treatment systems in line with the objectives of Republic Act No. 9275 or the Clean Water Act of 2004.

Participants from various organizations including the Provincial Health Office, PTCO, PPDO, Provincial/ Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Ofifces in San Jose, Dinagat, Cagdianao, Libjo, Tubajon, and Loreto, as well as partner cooperative KPMACO, actively participated in the event. 

Christine Buyan, DOST Caraga personnel delivered a presentation highlighting the provisions and significance of the Clean Water Act of 2004, emphasizing the importance of proper wastewater treatment in maintaining water quality and safeguarding public health.

Dr. Merlinda A. Palencia, resource person and expert in wastewater treatment, provided an in-depth discussion on the eco-friendly and sustainable features of the Modular Eco-friendly Domestic Wastewater (MEDoWW) treatment system. 

Successful implementations of the MEDoWW treatment system in various settings were showcased, demonstrating its effectiveness in treating domestic wastewater while minimizing environmental impact. 

Dr. Palencia conducted a free consultation session focusing on wastewater treatment facility layout and design, offering guidance to local stakeholders interested in implementing the MEDoWW system or improving existing wastewater treatment infrastructure.

The Technology Diffusion of the Modular Eco-friendly Domestic Wastewater (MEDoWW) treatment system successfully disseminated valuable knowledge and awareness of eco-friendly wastewater treatment practices. 

The free consultation session conducted by Dr. Palencia provided expert advice and recommendations, contributing to the enhancement of local wastewater management infrastructure. (DOST-Dinagat Islands/PIA-Dinagat Islands)