Effective communication of hazard and risk information

Written by: Efrath Silver MSc. September 2014 Download PDF here. NB: Views expressed in this paper are solely those of the author’s and not necessarily those of VSO, EU ECHO or project NOAH. 1 Summary Local government units (LGUs), national government agencies and other organisations in the Philippines communicate with the public about hazards and…

UN says PH preparedness cut death toll (Inquirer)

The United Nations agency for disaster reduction has lauded the Philippines’ preparedness for Typhoon “Pablo,” saying enhanced weather forecasting and flood warning systems helped reduce loss of lives from the typhoon. In a statement, the UN Office for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) praised the “improved performance” of the country’s early warning systems. “This time last year…

Development of Inundation Map for Bantayan Island, Cebu Using Delft3D-Flow Storm Surge Simulations of Typhoon Haiyan

Camille Cuadra, Nophi Ian Biton, Krichi May Cabacaba, Joy Santiago, John Kenneth Suarez, John Phillip Lapidez, Alfredo Mahar Francisco Lagmay, Vicente Malano Abstract On average, 20 typhoons enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility annually, making it vulnerable to different storm hazards. Apart from the frequency of tropical cyclones, the archipelagic nature of the country makes…

EU Aid Volunteer uses digital mapping to help prepare for disasters in the Phlippines (Reliefweb.int)

Typhoons, earthquakes and floods often occur in the Philippines, one of countries most directly affected by the changing climate and natural disasters, such as the 2013 typhoon Haiyan. VSO EU Aid volunteer Arnoud Keizer from the Netherlands spent nine months with the Filipino government and communities affected by disasters, supporting national efforts to use science…

Debris Flow Hazard Map Simulation using FLO-2D for Selected Areas in the Philippines

PK Ferrer a,b, , F Llanes a,b , M dela Resma a,b , V II Realino a,b , J Obrique a, RC Gacusan a,b, IJ Ortiz a,b , C Quina a, D Aquino a , RN Eco a,b , AMF Lagmay a,b a Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards, Department of Science and Technology, Philippines b National Institute of Geological Sciences, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City Abstract On December 4, 2012, Super Typhoon Bopha wreaked…

DOST-Project NOAH tracks Climate Change Commissioner Naderev “Yeb” Saño’s #ClimateWalk

DOST-Project NOAH employs geospatial technologies to improve on weather monitoring, hazard mapping, and identifying locations of several critical facilities. Starting today, it also uses the same technology to provide update on Climate Change Commissioner Naderev “Yeb” Saño’s walk for a cause. The commissioner commenced his walk this morning at the Rizal Park Luneta, Manila and will…