Governing Board Members of Upper Amburayan River System – Water Quality Management Area held the fourth quarter meeting of the year on November 25, 2021, to present the Water Quality Monitoring results from the first to third quarter of the C.Y. 2021, as well as the accomplishments, programs and other LGU activities in the preservation of Upper Amburayan River

Environmental Management Bureau – Cordillera Administrative Region, Regional Director and chairperson of the UARS Governing Board Ma. Victoria V. Abrera presided the meeting and she informed the attendees regarding the National Economic and Development Authority’s (NEDA) memorandum on the monitoring of the planned projects and activities from the Local Government Units.

Among the highlights of the meeting is the presentation of Environmental Management Specialist Mr. Mclister A. Abellera on the UARS-WQMA Monitoring results of pollution loads and sources conducted by the Ambient Monitoring Section. In the assessment, the pollution load model with the inclusion of artificial and natural treatment system, non- point source is the main contributor of the total generated pollution followed by livestock source and domestic source. The assessment is intended for referential data in designing and developing pollution prevention, management strategies, and identifying any existing problems or issues that could emerge in the future.

Furthermore, the representatives/MENRO’s of LGU’S from Bakun, Tublay, and Kapangan presented their accomplishments on communal activities and inspection on illegal activities affecting the environment. Also, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) – CAR updated the body on the proposed Sewerage Treatment Facilities.

The Regional Director acknowledged the attendees for actively participating in the programs and activities on the management of Amburayan River System. She likewise encouraged them to constantly endorse action plans to mitigate the sources of water contaminants particularly on the agricultural activities and household sources to sustain the vibrancies of Amburayan River.