Integrated Coastal Zone Management | Water Quality Management | Flood Risk Management | Nature-Based Solutions | Investment Program
Manila Bay is the Philippines’ most significant area in terms of economic activity, population, environmental assets and cultural heritage. At the same time, the sustainability of Manila Bay is threatened by increased pollution, uncontrolled urban development, and increased flood risk exacerbated by land subsidence and climate change. Manila Metropolitan Area poses a challenge in terms of sustainable use of land and water resources. Communities around the Manila Bay are vulnerable to food hazards especially those living in poor areas and unsafe settlements.
The Manila Bay Sustainable Development Master Plan (MBSDMP) contributes to the general goal of improving the socio-economic conditions of the communities around the Manila Bay area. Its ultimate vision is that in the near future Manila Bay will be clean, rehabilitated, and conserved, and its waters are restored and sustainably maintained. The improved water quality and ecological status will enable Manila Bay to provide environmental goods and services to the people. At the same time the coastal communities will be spared from tidal and riverine flooding and protected from storm surges.