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LiDAR mapping to assess flood risks in Philippines

Philippines: The Department of Science and Technology of Philippines (DOST) has completed the LiDAR mapping of the three major river basins of Jalaur River, Panay River and Ilog-Hilabangan River in Negros Island to assess the risk of flooding in these regions. The mapping is undertaken as part of its Disaster Risk Assessment, Exposure and Mitigation (DREAM) project.

Project DREAM-LIDAR in collaboration with the University of the Philippines attempts to generate updated, detailed 3D flood hazard maps for the flood-prone and major river systems in the country. As a starting point, the high resolution maps will be used in finalization of the Flood Forecasting Models, which will eventually be included in a comprehensive portal giving real weather picture of the country.

Source: Philippine Information Agency