The Manila Observatory in partnership with the Christian Aid (CA) and the Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU) conducted a two-day CA Yolanda Post Workshop dubbed as “Designing A Space-based Decision Support System (DSS) For Climate Resilient Coastal Cities: Strategic CCA-DRRM Options and Mainstreaming Pathways” and was attended by Supervising Geologist Kristalyn Jarical of the Geosciences Division last February 23 and 24, 2017 held at the Ateneo de Zamboanga University. 

        Now on its second run, the workshop focused mainly on the current and future condition of Zamboanga City in terms of Climate Change Adaptation-Disaster Risk Reduction Management (CCA-DRRM) and consider the following: 

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  1. Review and validation of pre-risk integration Hazard Exposure Vulnerability (HEV) maps as decision-support tools;
  2. Determine the implications of non-intervention via Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (CCA-DRRM);
  3. Obtain and design strategic CCA-DRRM options for water and food security as well as health; and
  4. Prioritization by weighing these CCA-DRRM options as inputs to cost-benefit analysis (CBA).

   The participants were divided into three clusters representing different sectors: a) Food Security, b) Water Security and c) Health Security. Each group was also tasked to tackle the following: a) Implications of Non-Intervention, b) Shortlisting and Designing Strategies by Sector and c) Rank by Priority the Strategic Sectoral Options, and presented their respective results/findings after deliberations.


contributed by: Kristalyn Jarical (GSD)