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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.

Geo-SAFER Northern Mindanao/Cotabato grabs 5th ICIDRRM Best Poster Award

Date Posted: September 10, 2018

A research entry of the Geo-SAFER Northern Mindanao/Cotabato Project captured the best poster award during the recently concluded 5th International Conference on Integrative Disaster Risk Reduction Management (ICIDRRM) held at Eastern Samar State University at Borongan City, Eastern Samar, Philippines last September 4-6, 2018.

The winning poster was entitled “2D Hydraulic Modeling of Urban Flood in Panlibatuhan River, Valencia City, Bukidnon, Philippines” presented by Rose Angelica L. Amper, a staff of the project, which bested other ten (10) posters of researchers representing other SUCs and HEIs in the country.

The poster is an effort geared towards disaster preparedness and prevention through developing a two-dimensional urban flood inundation model in Valencia City for any practical application in the future. Two (2) other research studies from the project were also presented at said the conference.

ICIDRRM is an annual convergence of DRRM officers, researchers, planners, and members of academe working together towards the advancement of Climate Change Mitigation and DRRM advocacies. It is hosted yearly by the ESSU since 2014 following the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in the region. 

Geo-SAFER Agusan holds Stakeholders’ Meeting

Date Posted: September 7, 2018

In order to ensure that its activities, outputs and training to be conducted are in accordance to the needs and concerns of its beneficiaries and partner agencies, the Geo-SAFER Agusan Project conducted a Stakeholders’ Meeting last September 6, 2018 at Almont Inland Hotel, Butuan City.