Location



Area               : 3,119 sq. km.
Region           : XI and XIII
Provinces      : Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley, Agusan del Sur
Towns/Cities : 19
Barangays      : 209
Outlet             : Davao Gulf
Est. Pop’n       : 830,717 (2010)
RBO                 : Tagum-Libuganon River Basin Management Council (interim)
RDC Reso.       :
Forestland       : 1,776.06 sq. km.
A&D                  : 1,365.27 sq. km.
NGP Area         : 130.50 sq. km. (as of October, 2015)

VISION

“An ecologically-balanced River Basin, sustained by God-centered, culturally bound, socio-economically empowered and resilient communities.”

MISSION

“We, The Stakeholders of the River Basin committed to uphold the laws of the land and implement the Tagum-Libuganon River Basin Master Plan in Watershed Management, Biodiversity Conservation, Water Resources Management (including Coastal and Freshwater Resources Management, Flood Control/ Mitigation and Disaster Risk Reduction Management/Hazard Management, and River and River Delta Management for the betterment of the communities after 15 Years.”

GOALS

  • Reduction of Poverty Incidence from 25% of 2010 population (47,000 families) to 20% of projected population (61,000 families) after 15 years upon master plan implementation.
  • Provision of safe environment to 75% of population after 15 years.
  • Sustainable Use of Ecological Resources after 15 years.

CRITICAL WATERSHEDS
  1. Tagum-Libuganon River Watershed
PROTECTED AREAS
  1. Mabini Protected Landscape and Seascape
ECOSYTEM SERVICES

  • 2030 projection
  • Runoff: 1,655 MCM
  • Groundwater: 2,454 MCM
  • Surplus: 4,109 MCM


  • Rice production: 133,471 MT
  • Corn production: 21,648 MT Others: coconut, banana, mango, durian, papaya, coffee, cacao, vegetables and spices


  • Flora: ~80 species
  • Fauna: ~35 species


  • Mayaon Cave
  • Mahayahay Cave
  • Casoon Cave
  • Sto. Niño Cave
  • Singkabingan Waterfalls
  • Awao Waterfalls

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND PROBLEMS
  • Insufficient water supply
  • Deforestation and watershed degradation
  • Illegal extraction of mineral resources
  • Frequent flooding
  • Soil erosion and siltation
  • Improper waste disposal
  • Water pollution
  • Informal settlers in easement areas
STRATEGIES
  • Integrated watershed management
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Water resources management
  • River and river delta management
  • Flood control, disaster risk reduction and hazard management
  • Climate Change Adaptation and mitigation
  • Coastal and aquatic resources management
  • Mineral resources management
  • Community participation

River Basin Organization

Tagum-Libuganon River Basin Management Council