Stakeholders’ awareness and initiatives to achieve sustainable watershed resources management: a brief cross sectional case report
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Eurasian Journal of Biosciences, 2019 - Volume 13 Issue 2, pp. 1667-1674
  • Published Online: 03 Nov 2019
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Abstract

Watersheds are natural sanctuaries with strong global consensus for protection and conservation due to the intrinsic services that they offer. A brief cross sectional case report in the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMMSU), Philippines watershed was conducted. This study aimed to assess the DMMMSU stakeholders’ awareness and initiatives toward sustainable watershed resources management (SASWRM and SISWRM). This assessment became the basis in a proposed diagrammatic model to address resource management of DMMMSU watershed. A social-quantitative-descriptive approach was employed to study the 350 stakeholder respondents’ awareness and initiatives using a structured questionnaire. Data were statistically analyzed using ANOVA with Scheffe’s post hoc test. Results show that the respondents have a high level of awareness on the basic functional definition of watershed (SASWRM6 = 81%; SASWRM5 = 91%). They are also highly aware of the laws and Republic Acts in the Philippines that impose protection of watersheds (SASWRM3 = 98%). However, respondents appear to have low level of awareness that some anthropogenic activities such as siltation (SASWRM1 = 38%), infrastructure development and population growth (SASWRM 2 = 39%), and other environmental problems (SASWRM9 = 34%) may affect the quality of DMMMSU watershed. The respondents appear to be willing to participate in various initiatives to promote watershed resources management and sustainability. This includes joining clean-up drives (SISWRM5 = 97%), extension activities (SISWRM8 = 98%), willingness to become a watershed volunteer, (SISWRM10 = 98%), and reporting illegal environmental activities (SISWRM = 99%). Awareness and initiatives of respondents differ according to their social responsibilities. Local citizens appear to have low awareness (SASWRM1 = 42%; SASWRM2 = 36%) and initiative (SISWRM2 = 48%; SISWRM3 = 30%; SISWRM7 = 76%). In the proposed collaborative approach model, there must be close and collaborative relationship between and among the three actors: the stakeholders, the scientific community, and the local government to address the awareness and initiative issues that were exposed.

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