On November 5, 2015, EMI conducted a training session on “Identifying Hotspots using Hazard Overlay Mapping” at the new Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Building in the Quezon City Hall complex. The training session was the second instalment of the training sessions being provided for the members of the Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Technical Working Group (QC DRRM TWG) under the “Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into Land Use Planning” project currently being implemented by EMI in cooperation with the Quezon City government with funding support from the Oscar M. Lopez Center for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Foundation Inc. (OMLC).
The workshop began at 9 a.m. and started off with a review of the lessons learned during the previous session “Visualizing Hazards and Vulnerabilites”. This was followed by a short lecture on “Hotspots and Land Use Planning”. The rest of the morning saw participants answering the practical exercise where they were asked to identify barangay flooding hotspots using Geographical Information System (GIS) tools.
The third training session “Implications of Barangay Hotspots on Land Use Planning” will be held at the end of November. For comments or inquiries regarding this and other programs EMI is offering, feel free to contact us.