Phil-LiDAR 1 and Phil-LiDAR 2 Central Luzon Group Turned Over Maps and IEC materials to Local Government Units


Phil-LiDAR 1 and Phil-LiDAR 2 of Central Luzon State University turned over maps and IEC (Information, Education and Communication) materials to Local Government Units in some municipalities of Zambales and Nueva Ecija.

Dr. Ronaldo T. Alberto, Dr. Annie Melinda Paz-Alberto, PCIEERD Director, Dr. Carlos P. David, some CLSU Phil-LiDAR 1 and 2 staff and the recipients of Maps during the turned over ceremony at Widus Hotel Clark, Pampanga on June 29, 2016.

Dr. Ronaldo T. Alberto, Dr. Annie Melinda Paz-Alberto, PCIEERD Director, Dr. Carlos P. David, some CLSU Phil-LiDAR 1 and 2 staff and the recipients of Maps during the turned over ceremony at Widus Hotel Clark, Pampanga on June 29, 2016.

          The LiDAR Data Processing and Validation in Luzon: Region 3 and Western Pangasinan under the Phil-LiDAR 1 Program aims to generate hydrologic and flood inundation model and to produce and validate flood hazard maps and flood depth maps of 2/3 of the Philippines. These maps provide information to assist local governments as early warning tool for flood hazard mitigation and in the development and implementation of land-use plans and in the decision-making. It can reduce the potential loss of life and property, enhance government operations and management, and create possible plans to mitigate hazard.

          As one of the major outputs of the project, the Phil-LiDAR 1 Central Luzon team, headed by Dr. Annie Melinda Paz-Alberto turned over 2D generated flood depth maps and flood hazard maps (5 years, 25 years and 100 years RIDF) as well as IEC materials on River Conservation and Protection, Watershed Conservation and Protection, Calamities and Disasters in Zambales, Marine Biodiversity, Seagrass Importance and Conservation and Mangroves Importance, Protection and Preservation to the Municipal Agricultural Officers of the five (5) municipalities of Santo Tomas and Bucao River Basin, namely: San Narciso, San Marcelino, San Felipe, Botolan and Iba in Zambales. 

 

Dr. Annie Melinda Paz-Alberto, Project Leader of PHIL-LiDAR1 and PCIEERD Director, Dr. Carlos P. David while providing the 2D generated flood depth maps and flood hazard maps to different Municipal Agricultural Officers of Zambales.

          On the other hand, Phil-LiDAR 2 goal is to produce high-resolution national resource maps using LiDAR. It also aims to produce remote sensing data, to come up with vulnerability assessment maps for high-value crops and coastal resources, and formulate recommendations to help address future local supply and demand in agriculture, coastal, forest, and renewable resources.  Together with the Phil-LiDAR 1, the Phil-LiDAR 2 Central Luzon team, headed by Dr. Ronaldo T. Alberto turned over also Philippine Agricultural Maps (PARMap) to the three (3) Municipal Mayors such as Mayor Eufemia Domingo of Licab, Mayor Quintino Caspillo of Talugtog and Mayor Ferdinand Abesamis of Peñaranda. The Municipal Agricultural Officers of Cabiao, Gapan, Llanera, Nampicuan, San Isidro, San Leonardo, Sta. Rosa and Talavera also received the said Philippine Agricultural Maps.

 

Dr. Ronaldo T. Alberto Project Leader of PHIL-LiDAR 2 with Dr. Carlos P. David, PCIEERD Director while giving the Agricultural Land Cover Maps to the Municipal Mayor’s and Agricultural Officers of the eleven (11) municipalities in Nueva Ecija.

The turned over ceremony was done on June 29, 2016 during the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) Anniversary and Techno-Transfer at Clark, Pampanga. This will be the first of the series of turn over activities for this year.

~Mayet Pakaigue