DOST, ADZU turn over flood hazard maps PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 17 February 2017 13:54

The Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU) and the Department of Science and Technology Regional Office-9 turned over flood hazard maps to provinces and cities in the Zamboanga Peninsula.

The turnover was the highlight of the Mindanao Cluster Colloquium held at a local hotel yesterday.

Department of Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato dela Peña gave the keynote address during the program with the theme “Retrospect, Deliver, Realize.”

The hazard maps, under the LIDAR 1 project, covered 18 river basins in Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga Sibugay.

For Zamboanga city, the hazard flood maps cover 39 barangays in Tigbao, Vitali, Manicahan, Mercedes, Tumaga, San Jose Gusu and Limpapa.

Phil LIDAR or Philippines Light Imaging, Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) 1 is a project of the Department of Science and Technology on Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation.

ADZU LIDAR 1 served as the partner implementing institution that was tasked to create flood hazard maps of river basins in the Zamboanga peninsula.

This year marks the end of the Phil LIDAR 1 project.  Project proponents and implementors said that they were ahead of schedule in preparing the maps.

Responsibility has thus been turned over to the local government units in achieving disaster resiliency and preparedness. (ADZU)