News & Events

Geo-SAFER Western Mindanao Conducts Urban Drainage Assessment Progress Reporting at LGU Kauswagan

Date Posted: October 19, 2018

ILIGAN CITY – Last October 1, 2018, the Geo-SAFER Western Mindanao Project, represented by Engr. Daniel S. Mostrales, Mr. Ruben C. Tudio, Engr. Sheila N. Frias, and Mr. Mark Sanny T. Perfecto, presented the initial findings of the Kauswagan Urban  Drainage Assessment at the Municipal Mayor’s Office, Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte.

Initial observations and results include the following: a) an evaluation of changes in flood dynamics due to the construction of the new bridge and the perimeter fence of the GNPower Kauswagan, b) an updated detailed flood hazard map that takes into consideration a modified terrain incorporating newly built structures, and c) a graphic and animated flood flow changes showing effects on flood extent, flood depths and temporal changes (flood arrival and duration) before and after presence of structures.

In attendance during the event are Hon. Rommel C. Arnado (Municipal Mayor), Jacob G. Salise (MDRRMO), Dionesio A. Fuentes (MPDC), Saidave Maruhom (MEO), and Ruby Rose D. Nacario (GNPower Kauswagan).

CCGeo, Geo-SAFER Agusan conduct training on GIS Principles, Applications for Caraga HEIs

Date Posted: October 15, 2018

The Caraga Center for Geo-Informatics (CCGeo) and the Geo-SAFER Agusan Project conducted a Training on the Principles and Applications of Geographic Information System (GIS) Module 1 last October 8-12, 2018 at Grand Palace Hotel, Butuan City for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) across Caraga.

Faculty-researchers from Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU), Saint Joseph Institute of Technology (SJIT), Surigao Education Center (SEC), Surigao State College of Technology (SSCT) and Caraga State University (CSU) were given lectures and hands-on exercises about Basic GIS, Cartography and Spatial Analysis during the 5-day event. The training is part of a series of activities under the Geo-Informatics Capability Building Program of CCGeo and Geo-SAFER Agusan.

Geo-SAFER Agusan: Advocating Flood Resilience For Collective Prosperity at the Caraga RSTW 2018

Date Posted: September 14, 2018

Working towards a flood-resilient Caraga is a goal that should be extended to the community. Bearing its objectives and advocacies, the Geo-SAFER Agusan Project joined the celebration of the Caraga Regional Science and Technology Week (RSTW) 2018 last September 5-8 at Robinsons Mall, Butuan City.

Being one of the RSTW 2018 exhibitors, Geo-SAFER Agusan showcased its Augmented Reality Sandbox, an interactive model that teaches geographic, geologic, and hydrologic concepts to its users. Students, government employees, kids, and other exhibit-goers who visited the Geo-SAFER Agusan booth had their first-hand experience in shaping topography models using real sand and placing their hands above the sand, simulating ‘rain’ in near-real-time.