UP’s online course on resilience concludes with over 11,000 enrollees

  More than 11,000 individuals enrolled for the Basics of Resilience, UP’s first and free online course on resilience, disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation and mitigation (CCAM). The course, which ended its month-long run on February 16, 2024, is a collaborative program by the UP Resilience Institute (UPRI) and the UP Open […]

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UPRI, UPOU’s free course on Basics of Resilience kicks off with 2,100 enrollees

The University of the Philippines’ first and free online course resilience, disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) was officially opened today, January 15, 2024. The course, titled the Basics of Resilience Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), is a collaborative program by the UP Resilience Institute (UPRI) and the UP Open University Faculty […]

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UPRI serves as one of the resource speakers at Risk-silience: Building a Risk Ready Community Talk in De La Salle University – Dasmariñas

The UP Resilience Institute (UPRI) was invited to participate in the “Risk-silience: Building a Risk Ready Community” event of the De La Salle University – Dasmariñas (DLSU-D) Communication and Journalism Department last 20 November 2023, Day 1 of their COMPACT 2023 Resilience Week. Compact 2023 is a series of events on Resilience that aims to […]

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UP NOAH Center’s Resilience LIVE Episode 4 delves into Tropical Cyclones and Water-related Disasters

By: April Dawn F. Tegelan and Marie Claire P. Mandar How can students and researchers contribute to making the Philippines Disaster Resilient? This question was explored by Dr. Lea Dasallas,  a researcher for the Water Resources and Environmental Research Center, K-water Research Institute, during the 5th episode of Resilience Live.    Held last 30 November […]

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From Streets To Screens: Real-time Flood and Rainfall Monitoring Through IoT-based Sensors

On 23 September 2023 (Saturday), two Low Pressure Areas inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility brought about scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in the country, including Metro Manila. With the continuous heavy rainfall during the day, some barangays and roads in Quezon City were submerged in flood waters. In a pioneering effort by the QC Local Government to improve urban disaster management, IoT-based sensors were utilized to monitor real-time ground conditions.

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UP RI NOAH Center, UPLB-INREM Foster Resilience-Building in a Multi-Stressed Watershed in the Province of Albay, Philippines

The UP Resilience Institute (UP RI), in collaboration with UPLB Interdisciplinary Studies Center for Integrated Natural Resources and Environment Management (UPLB-INREM), successfully conducted the project planning session for Quinali A watershed at the Office of the Mayor of Ligao City last September 5. The activity was attended by the stakeholders including the DENR Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO), Albay Provincial Public Safety and Emergency Management Office, and the representatives of the LGUs encompassed by the watershed.

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UP Resilience Institute joins SIBOL 2023: Promoting Resilience Through New BUILT Initiatives

AUGUST 23, 2023 – In a display of innovation and commitment to bolstering resilience, the UP Resilience Institute (UPRI) proudly joined the esteemed lineup of institutions at SIBOL (Science and Innovation Budding Opportunities for Leverage) 2023, the nexus where new ideas converged to shape the future of Buildings, Utilities, Infrastructure, Logistics, and Transportation (BUILT). Hosted […]

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NOAH Center, QC LGU hold turnover event of the Internet of Things (IoT) system for disaster management

The local government of Quezon City, in cooperation with the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute (UP RI) – Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) Center, launched its Internet of Things (IoT)-based decision support (DSS) system during the turnover event held at the QC DRRM Building, Kalayaan Avenue, Quezon City Hall last June 13, 2023.  […]

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Framing the Philippines-Taiwan Bayanihan Advantages through the Yuan Ye Architect Awards

This article is the fourth and last installment in  a series written about Paglinang: Kaohsiung City Immersion for Navigating and Framing Philippines-Taiwan Bayanihan Advantages. This educational tour, held from 21-27 March 2023, was conducted to deepen the experiential and contextual learning of UP technical staff by immersing them in the practices, culture, and institutions of Kaohsiung City. This activity aimed to strengthen the collaboration between the Philippines and Taiwan, in fulfillment of UNSDG 17: Partnership for the Goals.

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