The Smart Water Infrastructure Management (SWIM) R&D at Isabela State University was featured in CNN Philippines as one of the country’s research projects for disaster resilience through science and technology. This scientific undertaking is now becoming more important to assist the Filipinos in disaster preparation and recovery.
The program leader and ISU’s Vice President for Research and Development, Extension and Training, Dr. Orlando F. Balderama, explained the benefits of the people from the project by explicating how the ensemble technology can forecast floods and rainfall with a lead of seven to ten days to simulate flood inundation and to subsequently ensure a smart flood prediction.
Moreover, Rhen Anjerome Bedruz, leader of the research project “EXCEED,” an S&T initiative for monitoring volcanic activity, explained how the aforesaid projects reduce the recurrent, climate-induced water dangers.
Before the culmination of the segment The Exchange anchored by Ruth Cabal, Dr. Balderama further elucidated the origin of the project by accentuating some threats to water availability and the effects of heavy flooding that was experienced by the region during the onslaught of typhoon Ulysses last November 2020.
SWIM R&D is one of the Niche Centers in the Regions (NICER) for R&D granted by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) which concentrates on problems about integrated water resources management in the country.
For the full detail of the segment, click here: https://bit.ly/3zDNsp3