Seminar: IWRM and ecosystem based approaches: Complementary, duplicating or competing?
Yuji Enriquez is a Monitoring and Evaluation Professional who is currently earning his MSc Degree in Environmental Management at the National University of Singapore with scholarship funding from the Asian Development Bank.
Prior to this, Yuji worked in the Philippines for a GIZ-funded Environment and Rural Development Program promoting and implementing integrated ecosystems management in The Visayas. For his graduate research, he evaluated the impacts of various reforestation approaches on the freshwater provisioning services of a watershed as well the water security of downstream cities and assessed their implication to the Philippines’ national forest policy for climate resilient development.
Recently, he interned at the GWP Global Secretariat where he performed an analysis of the SDG Indicator 6.5.1 country baseline assessments on the degree of IWRM implementation to inform the SDG 6 Preparedness Facility Program and Partnership and Resource Mobilization. He received a BA in Consular and Diplomatic Affairs from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde.
Yuji specializes in the application of results-based management in development projects working from ridge to reef ecosystems where he sees water as the vital link between ecological and social systems. By and large, his interest is to understand how does the management and governance of ecosystems shape water security, and how the state of water, in turn, transform societies, economies and ecosystems; and how to use this knowledge to make better decisions in managing water to achieve our commitment to Agenda 2030.
While studying, Yuji constantly looks for ways to get engaged in the water and ecosystems space in the Philippines and abroad.