Water conservation program refers to actions that resulted to the reduction of total water usage, and protection of water resources. The President and Chief Executive Officer of Mapúa Institute of Technology, Dr. Reynaldo B. Vea, coined the DROID Initiative in 2015. DROID means “Digital Research-Driven Outcomes-Based International Domain” which gives Mapúa a new vision and dream to be among the best universities in the world. DROID drives Mapúa to enhance its capability to conduct research, develop, innovate, and provide solutions to societal problems.
Mapúa started its program internally. Regular maintenance of the water distribution system in the campus was a continuing program on water conservation. Since its implementation in mid-2010, the Campus Development and Maintenance Office made adjustments in regulating water flow rate from each pipeline. Data from 2011 to 2013 showed a reduction of water usage from 71,292.00 cubic meter to 51,528.00 cubic meter.
Further, the DROID initiative has been embedded in operational functions of all schools, departments and units which eventually reflects in the institutional development plan. The School of Civil, Environmental and Geological Engineering (CEGE) lead by the Dean, Dr. Francis Aldrine A. Uy, conducts a research on “Automated Real-Time Monitoring Systems (ARMS) for Ambuklao, Binga, and San Roque Dams Cascade” as well as for “Angat Watershed System”. The output of the research would help contribute to the sustainability of the water resources of the country.