Various programs and projects use the NCI-SRD as a strategy in its implementation. Through this, the mobilizations of resources from the converging agencies (private and government) are maximized. NCI-SRD also advocates the Integrated Ecosystems Management (IEM) in its projects and programs. Although the developments within the watershed is viewed holistically, the regulatory management and jurisdictional mandates of areas within the watershed are governed by the local government units, thus is the most appropriate entity to manage local development.