Chapter 17. Laguna De Bay – A Tropical Lake under Pressure

  1. Robert C. Ferrier2 and
  2. Alan Jenkins3
  1. Maria Victoria O. Espaldon

Published Online: 28 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307672.ch17

Handbook of Catchment Management

Handbook of Catchment Management

How to Cite

Espaldon, M. V. O. (2009) Laguna De Bay – A Tropical Lake under Pressure, in Handbook of Catchment Management (eds R. C. Ferrier and A. Jenkins), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307672.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 2

    The Macaulay Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen AB15 8QH, UK

  2. 3

    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Maclean Building, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8BB, UK

Author Information

  1. School of Environmental Science and Management, University of the Philippines Los Ba ñ os, Laguna 4031, Philippines

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 2 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405171229

Online ISBN: 9781444307672



  • Laguna de Bay - tropical lake under pressure;
  • Laguna de Bay, largest lake in Philippines;
  • Societe Grenobloise d‘Etudes et d’Application Hydrauliques (French consulting firm, SOGREAH);
  • chemical oxygen demand (COD);
  • Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA);
  • Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR);
  • lake fishery management program;
  • Laguna Lake Zoning and Management Map (ZOMAP);
  • river rehabilitation program and community participation;
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Environmental Concerns

  • Historical Background to Laguna de Bay

  • Evolution of Policies

  • Current Solutions to Address Environmental and Socio-Economic Concerns

  • New Scientific Insights

  • Issues and Challenges

  • References