The Race for Water Odyssey, a scientific and environmental expedition which navigates around the world to assess plastic pollution of the ocean, will have a port of call in Puerto Princesa on September 16-20, 2019.
Puerto Princesa and then Taytay town here in Palawan were chosen as the only places in the country to be visited by the Race for Water.
Nelson P. Devanadera, executive director of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD), said that the expedition will dock at the Baywalk area and will be a grand event in the city.
The Race for Water Odyssey will conduct a five-day lecture series to various audiences like national and local government employees, business and tourism sector, academe, and students.
The expedition is under the auspices of the Race for Water Foundation, an organization dedicated to the preservation of bodies of water and the ocean.
“The foundation aims to prevent plastic waste from reaching the wastewater and ocean by developing social models and business models that could give value to plastic waste and hence encourages its collection water,” he said.
Devanadera further explained that the Race for Water has set sail around the world for a five-year Odyssey to offer solutions for preserving the oceans from plastic pollution, which to date, a genuine environmental disaster on a planetary scale.