On 22 September 2021, the Asian Development Bank Institute and Stanford University held a “Knowledge Sharing Roundtable on Citywide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS).
”MWSS Regulatory Office (RO) Chief Regulator Atty. Patrick Lester N. Ty – together with experts from the public and private sectors across the globe, discussed topics on water and sanitation in terms of investments, project financing, and institutional arrangements.
During the virtual roundtable discussion, Chief Regulator Ty emphasized the importance of participation of every stakeholder in achieving CWIS. He also explained that the MWSS RO has been collaborating with the Gates Foundation, City Government of Manila, and the Concessionaires in exploring outside-the-box solutions in providing sanitation services especially for informal settlers in Metro Manila.
Part of the agency’s mission is to expand and improve the sanitation and sewerage services within the Concession Areas, in order to protect not only the environment but also the well-being of customers.