The Integrated Manila Bay-Laguna Lake and 
Surrounding Watersheds  Environmental Study

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IMSWES project results presented in JSPS Manila Symposium

Field survey planned for Manila Bay in February 2002(12/21/2002)

IMSWES conducts 2nd field survey in summer (03/26/2002)

IMSWES People conducts field survey (10/16/2001)


      This project was conceived through the initiative of the Water Resources/Coastal Resources/Marine Resource Group of the Exchange Program in Environmental Engineering, a 10-year joint project headed by the Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT) and the University of the Philippines under the Core University Program of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and the Philippine Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

      Researchers belonging to the JSPS Group1 (Atmospheric Circulation of Water and Air and Environmental Problems) from both the Philippines and Japan with various specialties like oceanography, coastal environments, limnology, hydrology, urban environments, remote sensing held a meeting  in Manila, Philippines last November 22-26, 1999. It was agreed upon that a promising collaborative effort that is comprehensive, integrative, large scale and multi-disciplinary in nature is the study of Manila Bay-Laguna Lake and the its surrounding environmental system.


    For a complex and multipurpose water resource system such as the Manila Bay-Laguna Lake System, there exists many problems, issues and concerns encompassing a range of technical, environmental, economic, social and political considerations. The concern of the project will be mainly investigating the technical and environmental issues and concerns

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  Current and Proposed Research Works

This Project is co-organized by:

Dr Kazuo Nadaoka

Department of Mechanical and Environmental Informatics

Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering

Tokyo Institute of Technology

2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8552, JAPAN 

Fax no. +81-3-5734-2650


Dr Guillermo Q. Tabios III 

Department of Civil Engineering and

National Hydraulic Research Center

College of Engineering

University of the Philippines

Diliman, Quezon City


Tel. no. +63-2-927-7176 or


Fax. no +63-2-927-7190




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