SoTech organizes S/W for a more climate change resilient communities

To foster cooperation and coordination among the LGUs, the academe, government agencies and the NGOs to build a more climate change resilient communities was the rationale behind the seminar workshop organized by the UP Visayas through the School of Technology on November 20-21 at UPV Iloilo City.

Formally entitled, “Seminar Workshop on Prediction, Monitoring, Mitigation and Analysis of Natural Hazards under Impacts of Climatic Change,” the event featured:

1. a talk on best practices of selected LGUs and their local disaster reduction risk initiatives,

2. a lecture on natural disasters under impacts of climatic change, projected trends and uncertainty in hazards, exposure, vulnerability, factors that contribute to the occurrence of hazards (such as flooding, elevation, rainfall intensity, etc.),

3. a lecture on disaster risk management and adaptation strategies, capability building, mitigation of potential impact of hydrologic hazards, and

4. a lecture on climate models, uncertainties of climate model projections, risk assessments of natural hazards (prediction, monitoring, analysis).

In addition, a workshop and workshop presentation were also held as well as research proposal writing.

One of the featured speakers was Dr. Thian Yew Gan, a Professor of the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, renowned for his many innovative, multidisciplinary contributions to understanding in hydrology, hydroclimatology, cryosphere, remote sensing of the environment, and water resources management. Gan also delivered a lecture at a public forum the day before at the UPV Iloilo City campus entitled, “Perspectives on Multi-facet Impacts of Global Warming on Earth’s Waters.”

The participants of the s/w were selected LGUs, colleges and universities in Iloilo City, several government agencies and NGOs.

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