Waste Water Knowledge Hub

Resource Material for various Sectors, Financing and Sustainability Reporting.

The German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI) in cooperation with the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation, Inc. (SEIPI), Global Compact Network Philippines (GCNP), and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) held the Waste Water Compliance Workshop Series for Philippine SMEs from 05 July to 04 August 2021. The series was joined by almost 800 company representatives in total and helps companies comply with the new Wastewater Administrative Order (DENR-AO 2016-08) on water quality guidelines, and in the formulation of the so-called Compliance Action Plan.

One of the results is this Knowledge Hub, to be used as a reference and guidance for SMEs with resource material for various sectors, financing and sustainability reporting.

Download the Waste Water Management Handbook of Workshop Contents now!

Waste Water Technologies – Basics

The basics give insight into what needs to be fundamentally understood when dealing with waste water in the Philippines. It gives a general understanding of the Waste Water Regulations and Policies (DAO 2016-08) - the updated General Effluent Standards (GES) - from water classifications, strong waste water and effluent reuse for irrigation along with things to consider. The material furthermore presents updates of five selected parameters: ammonia-nitrogen, boron, copper, phosphate, and sulfate; before it dives deeper into the kinds of waste water and possible technological approaches to treat them.

Waste Water Technologies – Basics: The Podcast!

Introducing GPCCI's first Waste Water Podcast on Basic Waste Water Technologies, where esteemed speakers Dr. Jose P. Leviste, Jr,. Engr. Joma Lim, and Dr. Jürgen Wummel share their knowledge on how the private sector here in the Philippines can improve their waste water treatment systems efficiently.

Waste Water Technologies for the Food Processing Sector

The food processing industry has an economically an important position, but generates large volumes of mostly biodegradable waste.

This cluster builds-upon the basics and focusses on the particular challenges for the food processing sector. From different categories to challenges – going into treatment steps and solutions.


Waste Water Technology - Food Processing Sector: The Podcast!

In GPCCI’s Food Processing Sector summary, we will focus on the food processing sector industry and the different wastewater technologies applicable to it. You will also receive industry updates from the renowned German speaker, Dr. Jürgen Wummel from Sachsen Wasser GmbH.

Waste Water Technologies for the Semicon and Electronics Sector

Challenges in the Semicon and Electronics Sector are that often, high loads of cyanide, toxic metals, and more are being disposed through waste water. Different categories of waste water with its challenges, as well as treatment steps, options, and solutions are the focus of the resources found here.

Waste Water Technologies - Semicon & Electronics Sector Overview: The Podcast!

In this summary, you will acquire relevant information about the Semicon and Electronics sector as well as different applicable wastewater technologies. You will also receive industry updates from the renowned German speaker, Dr. Jürgen Wummel from Sachsen Wasser GmbH.

Waste Water Technologies for Chemicals and Plastics

Separation of solid waste from the water are a challenge for every sector. In particular for chemicals and plastics. In addition, the Organics-Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), fats, oils and grease, as well as chemicals such as nitrogen and phosphorus are of higher concern. Not to forget the different collection points. This cluster offers summaries, different approaches and treatment cycles with a focus on the chemical industry. 

Waste Water Technologies - Chemicals and Plastics: The Podcast!

Improper Chemical and Plastic disposal has been a constant threat to bodies of water. Listen to this summary on Waste Water Technologies for Chemicals and Plastics to learn about possible solutions and wastewater management techniques from the renowned German speaker, Dr. Jürgen Wummel from Sachsen Wasser GmbH.

Waste Water Treatment Financing – Green Financing Options

Knowledge about waste water treatment solutions are one thing – but as needed as it is, financing is a whole different aspect to tackle. Here you find resources about Green Financing. From its definition to different options offered by banks – this cluster gives answers and goes even deeper to project eligibility, risks, capital raising and equity. Most of the time, funding is denied by banks because the bases that need to be covered prior are not fulfilled. Here, you can find the factors that need to be considered – along with a checklist – before approaching banks, increasing your chances for funding.

Waste Water - Financing Bootcamp: The Podcast!

GPCCI's second Waste Water Podcast episode is finally out! Learn more about local and international financing instruments, financial institutions as well as information on application procedures when it comes to waste water management with guest speaker Ms. Marlon Apanada.

Sustainability Reporting - Communicating Best Practices of Waste Water Management

Since 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission requires publicly-listed companies in the Philippines to submit their performance regarding economy, environment and society. The companies are required to report their contributions to the universal sustainability targets of the United Nations. Those universal targets are better known as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDGs are 17 interlinked global goals that were established in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and intended to be reached by 2030. Their mission states to be “a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all people and the world by 2030".

A growing number of businesses are including sustainability targets in their key performance indicators. So called “Sustainability Reporting” can be a strong asset to boost consumer confidence, increase innovation and improve risk management. It is a tool that can positively benefit a company’s reputation towards internal and external stakeholders.

A variety of different frameworks exist, making it challenging for a business to navigate the landscape. Such frameworks are the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the CDP reporting framework and the UN Global Compact principles – just to name a few.

The content here focuses on the communication aspect on how to capitalize waste water management upgrades that you are undertaken in companies

Waste Water - Sustainability Reporting: The Podcast!

GPCCI’s Sustainability Reporting podcast summary is finally out! Learn about the best practices of companies that have upgraded their wastewater management and get to know the different sustainability reporting systems present and best suited to be applied from our esteemed guest speakers Ms. Yayu Javier from the UN Global Compact Philippine Network and Mr. Mark Mulingbayan from Manila Water.