MWSS hosts Dr. John Nye, a renowned visiting economics professor from the George Mason University, who gave a lecture on Philippine economic structural reforms at the Bulwagang MWSS on 26 August 2011. The audience included economics experts from the Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas, National Economic Development Authority, UP School of Economics and Department of Trade and Industry. The lecture touched on the economic structural reforms the Philippine government needed in the light of past, current and evolving socio-economic-political issues and trends that impinge on the economy. In general, the lecture provided the participants with a fresh outlook and a wholistic economic perspective that places the water sector into its proper context.