Ateneo de Manila University initiates Philippine Groundwater Outlook (PhiGO), with the British Geological Survey

Joshua Cabal

February 19, 2021

Researchers from the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), with the support from DOST-PCIEERD (Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging technology Research and Development), have developed a decision support system in monitoring the groundwater quality and quantity in nine highly urbanized water critical cities in the country. […] The project will assess, simulate and analyze the effects of flooding, drought, population change, climate change, and massive urban development in groundwater to produce a near realistic groundwater outlook for the next 50 years.

Manila Bulletin (MB): DOST-PCIEERD, Ateneo de Manila University launch Philippine Groundwater Outlook website

The Philippine Groundwater Outlook (PhiGO) project is led by Dr. Ma. Aileen Leah G. Guzman (Chair of the Department of Environmental Science, ADMU), in partnership with Dr. Andrew Barkwith of the British Geological Survey (BGS).

Photo from the Philippine Groundwater Outlook website

The PhiGO Project aims to deliver constant, accessible, and transferrable assessments of climate and population change on regional groundwater resources and their subsequent influence on flood, drought-risk, and socio-economics

For more information about PhiGO, visit

This post was arranged by Ina Salas / CARPH Project Management

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