Meeting for Dumacaa River Irrigation System

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 10:00

LOOK: The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Quezon Irrigation Management Office (IMO) spearheaded the System Management Committee (SMC) Meeting for the Dumacaa River Irrigation System at Ouan’s The Farm Resort in Lucena City. 

The meeting was attended by Irrigators' Associations (IAs) of Dumacaa RIS and representatives from various government agencies. The primary objective of the meeting was to deliberate several critical items including; the assessment of the Operation & Maintenance Performance for the Calendar Year (CY) 2023, formulation of the Operation & Maintenance Plan for CY 2024, the establishment of the Cropping Calendar and Pattern of Planting for both the Wet Season 2024 and the Dry Season 2025, and exploration of Contract Farming arrangements.

The meeting also catered identification and discussion of issues potentially impacting the operation and maintenance of the system, such as concerns related to Informal Settlers (according to PD552 and its inventory), Waste and Sewage Disposal practices, and the implementation of Alternate Wetting and Drying (AWD) techniques. 

There was also a thorough review of relevant City and Municipal Ordinances and a discussion of Agricultural Support Services and Programs provided by various local and national agencies. | A. Refazo

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