KSU conducts trainors training on landslide site evaluation

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, July 19(PIA) --The Kalinga State University (KSU) has conducted training for trainors from state universities and colleges (SUCs) throughout the country on Landslide Susceptibility Evaluation.


Dr. Lope Buen of the KSU Training Panel, said trainees are equipped with non-expert tools to assess susceptibility of sites to landslides due to rainfall.

Part of the training included environmental scanning and visit to landslide-prone sites.

The participants are expected to form their own pool of trainors when they go back to their respective schools.

The project is under the Research and Extension Program of SUCs particularly on Mitigation of Climate Change Effects and Disaster Risk Reduction.

Under the project, every SUC will cascade the training to the first six target communities in their areas until the entire locality has been covered.

The project is very timely since many parts of the country are getting susceptible to landslides due to excessive rain brought about by climate change together with the massive denudation of our forests, Buen explained. He cited the risk to landslides in the whole Cordillera provinces.

Through the study, people are informed of the sites in their areas that are prone to landslides to prevent construction of any structure on it.

Buen said geo-maps of these sites shall be prepared for the public as part of the preventive measures.

KSU as the lead of the project has ventured into the study since 2009 in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology, Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources, Mines and Geo-Science Bureau and other related government agencies. (PIA Kalinga)


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