The Pampanga River Basin Committee (PRBC) was among the 21 “water champions” in the country that made strides in achieving water conservation and sustainability of the Philippine natural resources. During the 2019 World Water Day (WWD) Awards, the PRBC, chaired by Tarlac Governor Susan Yap, received the “Bagani ng Katubigan” award for efficiently implementing the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Strategy in the Pampanga River Basin. Conservation and Development Division chief Minerva Martinez, who received the award in behalf of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) here, said the organization involved in the PRBC is unique on its own, since it is under the Regional Development Council (RDC), while other river basins in the country are managed by their respective river basin management council. The PRBC, through the RDC, oversees the implementation of the IWRM in the Basin. ###