The Central Luzon State University - College of Fisheries (CLSU-CF) and the National Irrigation Administration - Upper Pampanga River Integrated Irrigation Systems (NIA-UPRIIS) successfully held a virtual educational lecture on Water Irrigation Management last August 18, 2021.
Engr. Russel DG. Patricio, the Acting Operation Unit Head of the NIA-UPRIIS Division I served as the resource speaker. He covered three topics, specifically the NIA and UPRIIS perspective, the Pantabangan Dam operations, and the basic concept of irrigation, water delivery, and distribution.
A total of 181 participants composed of students, farmers, and focal persons from the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 14, Life below water) committee were in attendance. Their level of knowledge was assessed prior to the start of the lectures, and the results were that most of them had very low awareness of the topics. Moreover, after the lectures, the participants were encouraged to ask questions during the open forum.
In the end, participants were enlightened on the crucial role of NIA-UPRIIS in managing the water irrigation systems.