Irrigation

The CPRSX Climate Change Action Plan ™ translates into upstanding financial, environmental, social and agricultural objectives by enhancing the productivity of environmentally controlled food production, without much reliance on the Philippines’ 17 major river basins for water. The effect on local watersheds is likely to be minimal. CPRSX can and will manage water resources efficaciously. In commercial greenhouse food production, water is a major asset. Cost effective management of its collection and recirculation is self sustaining and self financing.


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The CPRSX water resource management initiatives respect existing local and Indigenous cultural practices to provide sustainable and stable water resources, in a micro watershed context. In the socio-cultural context it establishes ownership and community sustainability. This is an important consideration because, after decades of groundwater development the opportunities to harness new water sources are reducing. Improving water productivity is paramount and accomplished by using secondhand filtered water to enhance crop productivity, glasshouse sustainability and higher food sales revenue. .

The technology is not new. The equipment occupies only small land areas and uses storage tanks, piped distribution with drip and bubbler irrigation outlets. They are easy to install, manage and maintain.  Drainage, overflow and filtering technology enables recirculation of the water which is a powerful source for cost savings. Rain and groundwater, gravity tanks and solar power promote sustainability and minimise power consumption. The water control equipment, tanks, pumps and computers are shown below.

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This water management strategy is consistent with Philippines Government policies and the emphasis on strengthening their water management capability. The greenhouses do not draw water from the Philippines’s 17 major river basins, which are designated as water resources management and planning units (Philippines Country Water Resources Assistance Strategy, 2003). The strategy makes a significant contribution to national goals for reducing poverty, attaining food security, achieving competitiveness and sustainability and promoting justice and peace.

The CPRSX water management strategy meets the UN Millennium Ecosystems goal by linking agriculture, natural resources and social systems into food security and the cultural values of our Indigenous JV Partners. This assists our Indigenous partners to adapt to climate change through positive action and learning.