Science and Technology Track
The data generated are all based on climate and disaster risk assessment (CDRA) as recommended in the HLURB guidelines that mainstreams climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction into the comprehensive land use plan which is a tool that can help address climate change impact. Various hazards are characterized such as the 5-year return, 25-year return flood hazards, projections of temperatures that may lead to extreme heat index in certain areas as manifested by urban heat island phenomenon, projection of rainfall amount that may impact population in terms of erosion, flooding, or drought and many others. The S&T team also incorporated the vulnerability of various sectors as identified by the ADNU Social Science Team.
This part aims to answer the following questions: What are the climate hazards that affect Naga City? What part of its population or what members of its stakeholders are susceptible to these hazards? How can the LGU respond to these imminent threats and develop a resilient populace and identify priority decision areas? How can the LGU incorporate development goals and objectives while reducing risks and vulnerabilities?
Social Science Track
The study specifically aims to answer the following questions: (1) how are socially vulnerable households in Naga City characterized? (2) what is the degree of social vulnerability of the city households? (3) where can the socially vulnerable households of the city be located? (4) Is there a difference in the characteristics of socially vulnerable households in the city in the two periods?
The initial results of social vulnerability study inform that there is a need to improve the economic capacity and waste management practices of the Naga City households to mitigate the negative impact of hydrometeorological hazards that may cause flooding. Education, training, and values formation can be both short-and long-term pathways to reduce the social vulnerability of Naga City residents. The demographic composition of Naga City where females and the young are dominating in number has to be given serious attention by DRRM planners especially during emergency situations. The Naga City government may need to rethink their program of distribution of lots to the poor and instead re-channel funds to make sturdy and durable housing materials more available to poor households.
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DR. DIGNA P. ALBA
DR. MARLYN L. TEJADA
MS. JOANAVIVA PLOPENIO
MR. ELMER STO. DOMINGO
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