RS-GIS-based integrated analysis on risks to climate change and disasters: Iloilo City, Davao City, and Davao Oriental

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RS-GIS-based integrated analysis on risks to climate change and disasters: Iloilo City, Davao City, and Davao Oriental

NP 2013-01

Manila Observatory, Ateneo de Manila University

2013

Completed

PHP 4,658,861

May Celine T.M. Vicente, PhD; Gemma T. Narisma, PhD; Joel T. Maquiling, PhD

The severe impact of extreme weather events in Iloilo City, Davao City, and Davao Oriental have illustrated the importance of not only of early warning hazard systems, but of developing a critical understanding of pre-existing exposures and vulnerabilities. Recent events such as super typhoon Pablo, typhoon Quinta, and severe local thunderstorms have highlighted the need for an integrated risk approach for tackling disaster and climate change resilience. This research applied this holistic approach through an RS-GIS based risk analysis. The results can be used to help strategize climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction and management options as well as facilitate the mainstreaming of these into local development plans in pilot sites.