Workshop on Applying Remote Sensing Technology in River Basin Management

Background

Remote sensing technology has a large potential to change methods of survey and monitoring. However, there are several factors which should be investigated and developed before incorporating remote sensing technology into practical work.

Through the regional capacity development technical assistance on “Applying Remote Sensing Technology in River Basin Management”, ADB is helping the Government of the Philippines to increase capacity in flood risk management by utilizing satellite-based precipitation data. This inception workshop will introduce the project to relevant stakeholders.

Objective

This inception workshop will share

  • benefits of remote sensing technology to various sectors in Philippines; and
  • work plan of the Philippine in-country component of the regional capacity development technical assistance for Applying Remote Sensing Technology in River Basin Management.

Organizers

This workshop is organized jointly by ADB, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

Expected outcomes

At the end of the workshop, participants are expected to have shared understanding of:

  • benefits and needs of remote sensing applications in the Philippines;
  • work plan of the Philippine in-country component of the TA; and
  • information on flood risk management activities in the Cagayan River basin, the target basin of the TA.

Expected participants

Expected participants include staff members of national and local governments of the Philippines responsible for water-related disaster risk management as well as other sectors benefitted from remote sensing applications. Representatives from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), PAGASA, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC)/Office of Civil Defense (OCD), Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA), Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS), and local governments are expected to attend.