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DREAM holds Hydrology Training for Personnel

Last April 4, 2014, the Disaster Risk and Exposure Assessment for Mitigation (DREAM) Program organized a hydrology training attended by 20 of its personnel mostly from the Flood Modeling Component. The training was facilitated by flood modeling expert Dr. Matt Horritt from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom.

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DOST Campaign Highlights DREAM, other DOST tools

DREAM joined the official launch of the Iba na ang Panahon: Science for Safer Communities Roadshow last March 3-4, 2014, spearheaded by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), in the Oxford Princess Hotel in Clarkfield, Angeles, Pampanga.

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DREAM begins 2014 with Flood Modelling and Mapping Training

DREAM kick-started its roll-out of 2014 trainings with an intensive 5-day ‘Flood Modeling and Mapping Training’ held on February 17-21, 2014 in the JICA Laboratory in the National Engineering Center, which was attended by a mix of SUCs, LGUs, and NGAs.

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DREAM completes flood hazard maps for 13 river basins

The Flood Modeling Component (FMC) of the DREAM Program, which uses processed LiDAR data for flood modeling, has announced that as of February 17, 2014, it has accomplished accurate and highly-relevant flood hazard maps for 13 river basin areas.

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DREAM conducts IEC Seminar with DPWH

Last January 14, 2014, four notable institutions, UP DREAM, DOST Project NOAH, OCD Project DINA, and DPWH joined together to hold an Information Education Communication (IEC) Seminar in the Multi-Purpose Hall on the 5th Floor of the DPWH Main Office in the Port Area of Metro Manila.

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DREAM holds follow-up Quantum GIS Seminar for LGUs

Just before 2013 drew to a close, the University of the Philippines Disaster Risk Exposure and Assessment for Mitigation (UP DREAM) Program managed to add yet another activity to its already full 2013 calendar. After the giving out LiDAR data to LGUs and holding a LASTools tutorial, this time, a Quantum GIS Seminar for LGU representatives was conducted at the National Engineering Center (NEC) Auditorium last December 23, 2013.

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DREAM joins NSTW 2013 exhibits

The Disaster Risk and Exposure Assessment for Mitigation (DREAM) Program was one among the host of hi-tech projects featured in the National Science and Technology Week 2013 held last July 22-27 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City.

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DREAM gives aid to Yolanda victims

In light of the recent devastation brought about by Super Typhoon Yolanda, the Disaster Risk and Exposure Assessment for Mitigation (DREAM) Program has worked together with Project Lightline of the National Institute of Physics to donate portable cellphone chargers with batteries to the disaster-stricken province of Leyte. With these chargers, Yolanda victims will be able to use their phones to communicate with their relatives in Manila or elsewhere, despite the absence of electricity in most parts of typhoon-hit Leyte.

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DREAM reports progress, hands out LiDAR data

Less than two years after its launch, the Disaster Risk and Exposure Assessment for Mitigation (DREAM) Program has already readied processed Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data for over 80 municipalities. These were handed out in the Report to Stakeholders event held last October 17, 2013 at the National Engineering Center Audio-Visual Room.

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DREAM holds LAStools Tutorials

Essential in the high-resolution flood and hazard mapping efforts of the Disaster Risk and Exposure Assessment for Mitigation (DREAM) Program is the accurate processing of the Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data in software like the LAStools.

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