Catchment susceptibility to hydrometeorological events: sediment flux and geomorphic change as drivers of flood risk in the Philippines
Published: 17 May 2021
In the Philippines, rivers are particularly dynamic; risks arising from sedimentation and erosion need to be assessed and incorporated into flood risk management to mitigate the impact of flooding on welfare and the economy.
This project aims to:
This proposal forges a partnership between the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman, the University of Glasgow, four Filipino project partners, and project partner Prof Brierley (University of Auckland). Specifically, the Philippine project partners are: the Mines and Geosciences Bureau; the Department of Public Works and Highways; and two Local Government Units in the study catchments, namely City of Ilagan and Municipality of Vintar. The project brings together UP Diliman's expertise in geomatics with the University of Glasgow's expertise in fluvial geomorphology and numerical modelling, to undertake research that will shed light on the morphodynamics of tropical rivers and produce tools that will be used for sustainable fluvial flood management in the Philippines.
Knowledge exchange activities will include River Styles, Geomorphic Change Detection and flood risk workshops, local focus groups, and a dynamic rivers symposium. These activities will ensure that research findings are used by Philippine beneficiaries to reduce flood risk in the catchment study areas and guide fluvial geomorphological assessments at a national level.
First published: 17 May 2021