Komunidad Global has become a partner of the local government of Las Piñas City in its journey toward sustainability and climate resilience.
Las Piñas, one of the most highly urbanized cities in the Philippines, has just inked a partnership deal with Komunidad that will allow them to have access to the climate tech start-up’s multi-hazard impact-based monitoring and early warning system.
Under the agreement, the Las Piñas City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office will have access to a community portal with multi-location risk analysis that features real-time observations and weather forecasts covering 15-day and six-hour periods. The city’s disaster risk office can also explore warning maps—from national down to barangay level.
The city will also receive automated reporting and early warning alerts on rain, wind, temperature, mosquito activity, lightning strikes and dangerous thunderstorms. A flood/water level sensor—equipment approved by the Department of Science and Technology’s Project Noah—will also be given to Las Piñas.
To ensure that the CDRRMO can maximize the features of the monitoring and early warning system, Komunidad will hold a one-day weather fundamentals training and a one-day end-user training for the dashboard. They will also receive one meteorologist and two data scientists for data and meteorological support to help them understand environmental datasets that can help them craft more efficient and responsive disaster risk reduction protocols.
This partnership also complements the Las Piñas LGU’s clean and green environment initiatives.
Las Piñas has always been proud of its waste management efforts, which cover 20 barangays and over 250 private villages and subdivisions in the city. According to the Las Piñas city official website, the LGU manages its own garbage disposal, allowing it to save more than P100 million annually—funds of which are allocated to infrastructure or other social development projects.
The Las Piñas city LGU also mobilizes Kaaagapay sa Kalinisan and Yellow Boys Volunteers to maintain cleanliness on the city’s streets and major roads.
With this partnership with Komunidad, Las Piñas will also be able to protect and empower its citizens amid heavy rains and the adverse effects of climate change.