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PHILIPPINES: Geo-hazard maps go public | IRIN Asia

Previously, such mapping was distributed to local government units and used primarily for land-use planning and zoning guidelines.

However, recent natural disasters, including tropical storm Washi, have prompted the Mines and Geosciences Bureau of the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (MGB-DENR) to find ways to make the geo-hazard maps available to the public.

“By making these geo-hazard maps available to anyone for free, we hope to give every community or individual access to information needed for assessing flooding and landslide risks,” said Jasareno.

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