12 September 2018

Department of Geography showcases DRRM Initiatives in 2018 UP Katatagan Fair

By Yany Lopez

The Department of Geography shared its initiatives towards disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) at the UP Katatagan Fair. The Fair was held on September 10, 2018. It was organized by the UP Padayon Public Service Office.

Assistant Professor Emmanuel Garcia represented the Department through describing the various DRRM initiatives undertaken through its Geography 192 (Field Methods in Geography) classes Field School classes. Prof. Garcia highlighted Participatory Three-Dimensional Mapping (P3DM) projects conducted by students and faculty members in close coordination with community, local government units and NGOs. 

Prof. Garcia's also showed results of the coordinated efforts between the Deparment of Geogrpahy and  the Catholic Relief Services towards mapping building footprints in selected municipalities of Rizal.  

The UP Katatagan Fair was a one-day outdoor event that featured booths and presentations towards DRRM awareness of the UP Commmunity.  Find the Facebook Page of the UP Public Service Office here (Link https://www.facebook.com/UPpublicservice/).

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