DOST-9 to hold forum on disaster risk reduction mgt. PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 17 July 2016 14:34

As part of their annual RSTW or Regional Science and Technology Week,   the   Department   of   Science   and   Technology   IX   will   hold   a forum on Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) in Dipolog City at the Top Plaza Hotel on July 26, 2016.   The session primarily invites local government units, and will include activities    and   discussions     on   weather     outlook,    the  use    of  Light Detection      and    Ranging      (LiDAR)     technologies      and    Geographic Information      Systems      (GIS)    as   tools   in   DRRM,      Project    NOAH (Nationwide         Operational       Assessment         of    Hazards)and  the Deployment of Early Warning Systems (DEWS) in Region IX.    Present      during     the   event    will   be  Brenda L. Nazareth -Manzano, Regional Director for DOST IX, Maribel Enriquez, Chief     Meteorological      Officer   of  PAGASA        Zamboanga       City,  Dr. Mario Rodriguez, Project  Leader for   Phil-LiDAR,  Atty. Alanixon Selda, Administrator &   DRRM  Officer   for   LGUs,   and Dr. Aldredo Mahar Lagmay, Executive     Director   of  Project Noah.The     various   agencies     in  the  forum     will  also   have   displays    and exhibits at the Zamboanga del Norte Convention and Sports Center, from July 25-27, during the RSTW. The   RSTW   is  open   to   all   interested   individuals   (S&T   enthusiasts, entrepreneurs,  students,  researchers,  inventors,  innovators, professionals   and   the   general   public).  ADMISSION   IS   FREE.   For details,   please   call  (062)   991-1024  look   for  John   Apolinario   and Bon      Padayhag      or   email    at    or   visit  our facebook        page      at   — Bon Padayhag, DOST IX PR