The Isabela State University through the SWIM Project commits to crafting comprehensive water resources management plan to ensure water security and as basis in planning for water infrastructures in the future.
One of the project’s main studies in collaboration with the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI), is the isotope tracing to determine groundwater recharge sources, cause of salinity (if there is), and evaluate the groundwater geochemistry of Abulog River Basin. Part of the study is the collection of rainwater every month for one year starting October 2022 which will be submitted to PNRI for laboratory analysis.
Thru this, the SWIM Center, in coordination with the Department of Agriculture (DA) Region 02 thru the DA-Abulug Station Chief, Dr. Marilou B. Agaid, successfully installed the improvised rainwater collector last September 30, 2022. Apart from this, two staffs from the station will be trained on the maintenance and collection of rainwater.