SMALL WATER IMPOUNDING SYSTEM TO BOOST WATER SECURITY, REFORESTATION EFFORTS IN BATAAN. In an effort to boost water security and reforestation efforts in Bataan, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) here is building a Small Water Impounding System (SWIS) in Barangay Dangcol, Balanga City. SWIS is a water storage system designed with an earth embankment spillway outlet. It sources water from the closest available spring or body of water. The construction of this SWIS not only provides water source to adjacent plantations, but likewise aids in the irrigation of agricultural lands leading to enhanced productivity, livelihood and local economy. The multiple uses of SWIS, such as conservation of soil and water, irrigation for crops, source of water for livestock, minimization of flooding, soil erosion and siltation of fertile bottom lands, contribute to sustainable development and efficient resource management. (-30-)