F.A.C.E. PROJECT FOR STA. MARIA, LAGUNA

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F.A.C.E. PROJECT FOR STA. MARIA, LAGUNA

GM Jaime Medina met with Mayor Tony Carolino of Sta. Maria, Laguna to further discuss LLDA’s newest project in partnership with the city – the Flood Awareness and Community Empowerment (FACE) Project. The FACE project is a simple web camera technology program that helps communities in flood detection.

The FACE Project was the result of experiences and lessons learned from the worst floods that occurred in the Laguna Lake Basin. These incidents highlighted the importance of community awareness and the participation needed in addressing the reduction and mitigation of risks from the impact of flood damages.

Sta. Maria, Laguna was chosen to be one of the core sites as it is located upstream, making it ideal for the simple FACE web system to be installed. Helping cities to mobilize during flood and emergencies, the FACE web system works by using a camera module that captures the actual image of the river in real time. The interface box containing the smartphone then transmits the data and images to the server, which will then effectively alert the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) of coming flood.