The HyDEPP-SATREPS conducts Workshop on Flood and Agricultural Damage Monitoring Technology for Supporting Rapid Recovery

The UPLB-Japan ODA project, “Development of Hybrid Water-Related Disaster Risk Assessment Technology for Sustainable Local Economic Development Policy – Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development” (HyDEPP-SATREPS) conducted a free workshop for government institutions and LGUs on Flood and Agricultural Damage Monitoring Technology for Supporting Rapid Recovery on June 20, 2023, at Microtel San Fernando, Pampanga.

The workshop provided hands-on training using the project’s emerging flood and agricultural damage monitoring system. A total of 11 agencies participated in the event, including the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – River Basin Control Office and Central Office (DENR-RBCO), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the National Economic Development Authority  Region 3 (NEDA R3), the Department of the Interior and Local Government Region 3 (DILG R3), the National Irrigation Administration – Upper Pampanga River Integrated Irrigation System (NIA-UPRIIS), the Department of Agriculture Region 3 (DA R3), the Pampanga River Basin Flood Forecasting & Warning Center, the Provincial Agriculturist Offices of Pampanga, Bulacan, and Nueva Ecija, the Office of Civil Defense of Region 3, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Offices of Pampanga and Nueva Ecija, and Bulacan State University.

The project workshop was led by Dr. Patricia J. Sanchez (project manager, Philippines), Dr. Miho Ohara (project leader, Japan), professor from the University of Tokyo together with Dr. Masaki Yasukawa (University of Tokyo), Dr. Katsunori Tamakawa and Dr. Aida Kentaro (ICHARM), Dr. Tomohiro Tanaka (Kyoto University), Dr. Maria Angeles O. Catelo and Engr. Vicente G. Ballaran (UPLB) and Miss Kojima Saori (Project Officer, JICA).                                

 – Paul Edrine Mapoy

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