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Land use planning

Land use planning

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Integrating Disaster RiskIntegrating Disaster RiskParameters in Land UseParameters in Land UsePlanning in the Philippines:Planning in the Philippines:
Ernesto M. SeroteErnesto M. Serote
Taxonomy of Natural Hazards inTaxonomy of Natural Hazards inthe Philippinesthe Philippines
Triggering PhenomenaTriggering PhenomenaAssociated EventsAssociated Events
EarthquakesEarthquakesGround shakingGround shakingLandslidesLandslidesGround ruptureGround ruptureTsunamiTsunamiLiquefactionLiquefactionVolcanic EruptionVolcanic EruptionLava flowsLava flowsFissuringFissuringPyroclastic flowsPyroclastic flowsTsunamiTsunamiBase surgesBase surgesLandslidesLandslidesTephra fallsTephra fallsDebris avalancheDebris avalancheVolcanic gasesVolcanic gasesLaharsLaharsEarthquakesEarthquakesSeichesSeichesClimatic ChangesClimatic ChangesStorm surgesStorm surgesTropical cyclonesTropical cyclonesLandslidesLandslidesTidal fluctuationsTidal fluctuationsFloodsFloodsSea level riseSea level riseDroughtDrought
Sources:DOST-PHIVOLCS, 1994NEDA-NLUC, 2002
DisasterDisaster--Prone CountryProne Country
Due to its geographical location andDue to its geographical location andphysical characteristicsphysical characteristics
An archipelago of 7,100 islandsAn archipelago of 7,100 islands
Lies on the northwest Pacific basin, theLies on the northwest Pacific basin, theworldworlds busiest generator of tropical cycloness busiest generator of tropical cyclones
Part of thePart of thePacific Ring of FirePacific Ring of Fire
Lies between two tectonic plates.Lies between two tectonic plates.
Extensive OrganizationalExtensive OrganizationalNetworkNetwork
The National Disaster CoordinatingThe National Disaster CoordinatingCouncil consists of:Council consists of:
16 Regional Disaster Coordinating Councils16 Regional Disaster Coordinating Councils
80 Provincial Disaster Coordinating Councils80 Provincial Disaster Coordinating Councils
1,494 Municipal Disaster Coordinating1,494 Municipal Disaster CoordinatingCouncilsCouncils
116 City Disaster Coordinating Councils116 City Disaster Coordinating Councils
41,960 Barangay Disaster Coordinating41,960 Barangay Disaster CoordinatingCouncilsCouncils
Reactive in FocusReactive in Focus
The Philippine Disaster ManagementThe Philippine Disaster ManagementSystem is essentially reactive, emphasizesSystem is essentially reactive, emphasizespreparedness for emergency situationspreparedness for emergency situations
Hence, the need to institutionalizeHence, the need to institutionalizeproactive modes of disaster mitigation andproactive modes of disaster mitigation andprevention.prevention.
Proactive Modes of Disaster RiskProactive Modes of Disaster RiskReductionReduction
Environmental ManagementLand Use PlanningSafe Building ConstructionEarly Warning Systems

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