Multi Hazard Impact Based Monitoring, Forecasting and Early Warning System (MHEWS)

A Software Service Designed for Municipalities in the Philippines

Municipalities can now have their own Emergency Operations Center (EOC) with the power to provide automated early warnings up to the Barangay and Citizen level. The system combines data from the Government, Private Sector and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

  • Municipality and all its Barangays will now have their own Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
  • Automated early warning alerts thru Facebook Page, SMS, Telegram and Email
  • Can be setup in less than 24hrs and no need to buy or maintain expensive sensors 
  • Includes localized early warning and analysis for Typhoon, Heavy Rain, Potential Flood, Lightning, Thunderstorm, Heat Index, Air Quality, Mosquito Activity, Road Traffic and more

 

Multi Hazard Impact Based Monitoring, Forecasting and Early Warning System at the Municipality Level (Municipality - MHEWS)

A sample of GIS - Threat Monitoring Dashboard that automatically
disseminates early warning to Barangays and Citizens

What is an early warning system (EWS)? “An integrated system of hazard monitoring, forecasting and prediction, disaster risk assessment, communication and preparedness activities systems and processes that enables individuals, communities, governments, businesses and others to take timely action to reduce disaster risks in advance of hazardous events.”

What is a multi-hazard EWS (MHEWS)? “Multi-hazard early warning systems cover a range of hazards and impacts. They are designed to be used in multi-hazard contexts where hazardous events may occur simultaneously, cascadingly or cumulatively over time, and taking into account the potential interrelated effects. A multi-hazard early warning system increases the efficiency and consistency of warnings through coordinated and compatible mechanisms and capacities, involving multiple disciplines for updated and accurate hazards identification and monitoring for multiple hazards.” 

The UN Secretary-General has called for every person on Earth to be protected by early warning systems within five years by 2027. People-centered, end-to-end, multi-hazard early-warning systems can help minimize the harm to people, assets, and livelihoods by triggering early action that is well-prepared and tested.  

There are many Municipalities in the Philippines that would benefit from multi-hazard EWS (MHEWS), but there are many misconceptions on why the concept has not been implemented efficiently.

  • MUNICIPALITIES COMMONLY BUY MONITORING SENSORS BUT UNABLE TO PROVIDE THE ANALYSIS AND REALTIME DISSEMINATION TO THE BARANGAYS AND CITIZENS.
  • SENSORS ARE NOT EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS. IT IS A MONITORING DEVICE THAT IS USED TO GATHER DATA AND THAT DATA CAN BE ANALYZED TO PROVIDE FORECAST AND EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS.
  • SENSORS ARE IMPORTANT BUT IT WILL NOT BE FULLY UTILIZED WITHOUT AN EARLY WARNING SYSTEM IN PLACE THAT PROVIDES AGGREGATION, INTEGRATION, INTEROPERABILITY AND DISSEMINATION.
  • SENSORS OR WITHOUT SENSORS. WITH MODERN TECHNOLOGY, IT IS NOW POSSIBLE FOR MUNICIPALITIES TO HAVE THEIR OWN EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER (EOC) WITH THE POWER TO MONITOR AND ANALYZE MULTI HAZARDS AND AUTOMATICALLY DISSEMINATE FORECASTS AND EARLY WARNINGS TO ITS BARANGAYS AND CITIZENS. THEREFORE, CAN FOCUS MORE ON PLANNING AND RESPONSE TO SAVE MORE LIVES AND PREVENT ECONOMIC DAMAGES.
  • MHEWS IS A COMPLEX SYSTEM AND WILL TAKE YEARS TO SETUP BUT WITH MODERN TECHNOLOGY, IT IS NOW POSSIBLE FOR MUNICIPALITIES TO GET ACCESS AND SET IT UP LOCALY IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS. 

 

There is a need to optimize municipality funds (LDRRMF) and Komunidad aims to offer an affordable option for Municipalities to purchase a Multi Hazard Impact Based Monitoring, Forecasting and Early Warning System (MHEWS). 

Komunidad offers a solution that removes the burden of high costs and shortening the installation and setup time to just less than 24hours.  Municipalities can now have their own Emergency Operations Center (EOC) with the power to provide automated early warnings up to the Barangay and Citizen level. The system combines data from the Government, Private Sector and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

 

Who are the LGUs adopting MHEWS?

By investing in data, automation and software, these LGUs can now put more focus on planning and execution to save more lives and prevent economic damages. See the list of success stories below:

Cities: Quezon City (Galing Pook 2023 Winner), San Juan City, Manila City, Mandaluyong City, Pasay City, Las Piñas City, Muntinlupa City, Carmona City, Bogo City and more upcoming.

Municipalities: Burgos, Dapa, Del Carmen, General Luna, Pilar, San Benito, San Isidro, Santa Monica, and Socorro, Vinzons, Dinapigue, Caramoran and more upcoming.

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Quezon City won Galing Pook 2023 with its IRISEUP system powered by Komunidad's Multi Hazard Impact Based Monitoring, Forecasting and Early Warning System

What made them transition to MHEWS?

San Juan City's "Makabagong San Juan" EOC powered by Komunidad's Multi Hazard Impact Based Monitoring, Forecasting and Early Warning System

 

Below are some of the reasons why LGUs now prefer to use MEHWS by Komunidad:

 

  • To apply a the UN-standard for Disaster Prepardness thru implementation of Multi Hazard Impact Based Monitoring, Forecasting and Early Warning System

 

  • They now have “Predictive” systems compared to exising systems that only focus on “Monitoring”

 

  • They now have automatic “Early Warning” Dissemination compared to exising systems where the information distribution was done manually

 

  • They can now provide a more “Inclusive” system to provide risk analysis and early warnings to all sectors within their jurisdiction

 

  • They can now reach Barangays, Citizens and Businesses thru web and mobile applications, automated reporting & alerting and early warning dissemination thru various methods such as (web, mobile, sms, viber, telegram, facebook, LEDs, Kiosks and more)

 

  • By automating preparedness and early warning information, the LGU can put more focus on planning and execution to save more lives and prevent economic damages

Benefits of the MHEWS for Municipalities

Municipalities can now setup their Emergency Operations Centers or Command Centers very quickly without spending too much time and money. This can now be possible through the use of Multi Hazard Impact Based Monitoring, Forecasting and Early Warning System at the Municipality Level (Municipality – MHEWS) 

Municipalities and their Barangays only require a browser and an internet connection. For locations without internet, the SMS systems are being used as alternative. Setup only takes less than 24hrs and annual fees can be as low as 50,000 PHP per year. 

Municipalities can now have their own EOC Dashboards with a central view of potential naural hazard risks segmented on a National, Municipal and Barangay level. 

Municipalities can extend Dashboards to their Barangays allowing them to have their own EOC Dashboards. 

Municipalities can now automate early warning alerts without human intervention. Dissemination can be done in many ways such as Email, SMS, Telegram, Social Media and more.

Creation of reports such as Pre-Disaster Risk Assessment (PDRA) and Daily Weather Risk Reports can now be automated.

Municipalities can now use social media such as Facebook, Youtube and others to automatically disseminate local risk analysis and early warning information. 

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142 barangays protected

Powering Quezon City’s Early Warning Systems To Protect 142 Barangays​

The largest and most populous city in Metro Manila, the Philippines’ capital region, strengthens resilience against severe weather using Komunidad’s Climate Action Center to aid in decision-making, response and planning.

Simplified Licensing

Annual licensing payment per number of Barangays in a Municipality.

Please note that pricing indicated may vary and Komunidad may provide discounts based on Municipality class. 

We can help you find the best solution for your Municipality. You may contact us to get more information, a demo or request a formal quote.

Annual License

P50,000 per Barangay
  • Up to 10 Hazard Parameters
  • Municipality EOC Central Dashboard
  • GIS - Municipality Threat View
  • GIS - Barangay Threat View
  • GIS - National Threat View
  • Auto PDRA Email Report
  • Auto Daily Risk Email Report
  • Auto Early Warning Facebook Page Post
  • Auto SMS Early Warning (1,000 Credits)
  • Online Training

Extensions

Add-on Services
  • +5,000 to 10,000 SMS Credits
  • Existing Sensor Integration
  • New Sensor Purchase
  • Custom Municipality Branding
  • Application Development
  • Training

FAQ

Common questions about the Climate Action Center for Resilience are answered here.

If you don’t find the information you need, reach out to our team today.

GPS Location

GPS coordinates are a unique identifier of a precise geographic location on the earth, usually expressed in alphanumeric characters. GPS coordinates are usually expressed as a combination of latitude and longitude.

During the setup phase, our team will ask for the GPS coordinates in lat/long format. The number of locations allowed depends on how many licenses you have purchased.

Yes, you can request this from our customer support or your dedicated account manager.

Yes, we have global coverage and can register any GPS coordinates in the world.

Threat Monitor Dashboard

This is an online web-based application that you can access using a browser. The concept of the Threat Monitor Dashboard is to visualize the threat from multiple locations in just one simple view based on the chosen data parameters.

The default thresholds for each parameter are based on existing case studies and accepted rules of science and technology. 

Yes, you can request this from our customer support or your dedicated account manager.

The standard license is set to "private" with a username and password for every user. There are additional fees if you plan to set the dashboard to "public".

Portal Users

The number of portal users is based on the licenses you have purchased. This user can access the Climate Operations Center, which contains the Threat Monitor Dashboard, Site Analysis Dashboard, and other analytics in the system.

Yes, you can request this from our customer support or your dedicated account manager.

We don’t allow sharing of access. Our system will create an IP whitelist to prevent users from sharing access.

Reports and Recipients

The automated reports are disseminated based on the data parameters and pre-defined report templates available in the system.

Event Triggered reports are based on programmed thresholds. An example is a Tropical Cyclone Pre-Disaster Risk Assessment Report that is sent via email in a pre-defined format. It only activates when there is a Tropical Cyclone event.

 

Scheduled Daily Reports are sent on a fixed daily schedule based on the user's preferences. An example is a Daily Weather Risk Analysis Report sent via email in a pre-defined format. It sends a report at 6:00AM and 6:00 PM daily.

Yes, you can add more report templates, but this may require additional fees. We can also provide a custom report for a minimal one time fee. Please contact us to learn about the fee options.

There are set email recipients allowed depending on your license package. Yes, you can add recipients, but this may require additional fees. Please contact us to learn about the fee options.

Account Activation

The account activation only takes a few minutes. However, the configuration will require email communications between our technical representative and the end user. This process commonly takes 24 to 48 hours.

Customer Support

Once you sign up, we will provide a support email, and the response time is 4 hours to 24 hours based on priority levels. The service level and support are detailed in the end user license agreement.

Yes, once you sign up, we will provide a dedicated account manager and ensure that your account is serviced properly according to the end user license agreement.

Data Parameters

You choose the relevant data, and it will be translated into analytics, reports and alerts by our system.

Each license contains a number of allowed data parameters. We have 250+ data parameters ingested into the system that you can choose from.

Each data category contains multiple parameters. The categories are:

  • Weather
  • Severe Weather
  • Solar
  • Air Quality
  • Marine
  • Soil & Agriculture
  • Earthquakes
  • Lifestyle Indices
  • Sensors & IOT
  • Custom Datasets

Yes, you can request this from our customer support or your dedicated account manager.

Yes, please contact us, and we'll provide you with more information.

Site Analysis Dashboard

This is an online web-based application that you can access using a browser. The concept of the Site Analysis Dashboard is to see a detailed risk analysis of a single location based on the chosen data parameters. 

If you have multiple locations registered in the system, this becomes a part of the Threat Monitor Dashboard to drill down from a multiple location view to a single site analysis view. The data parameters and thresholds of both systems are the same.

The standard license is set to "private" with a username and password for every user. There are additional fees if you plan to set the dashboard to "public".

Early Warning Alert Credits and Recipients

The early warning alerts are disseminated based on the data parameters and programmed thresholds set in the Climate Action Center, which contains the Threat Monitor Dashboard and Site Analysis Dashboard.

The standard delivery methods are SMS and Viber, but you can extend them to other methods like Telegram Group, WhatsApp, and other messaging platforms depending on your license package.

One (1) credit is equal to one (1) successful message sent to a phone number recipient. Early warning alerts are based on a triggered event (not every day), so the allocated credits for each license are a reasonable estimate. The credits are set on an annual basis.

Yes, but we have an automated system that informs you that you are running out of credits. This may happen if you have many phone number recipients, which may require you to extend credits. Please contact us to learn about the fee options.

No, credits are not refundable and cannot be carried over to the next year renewal.

Add-ons and Custom Packages

Aside from the Climate Action Center which contains the Threat Monitor Dashboard, Site Analysis Dashboard, Alerting and Reporting, we have various addon products that you can use, such as: 

 

  • API
  • Webhooks 
  • Custom Reports
  • Custom Alerts
  • Custom Dashboards
  • Data Processing
  • Native Mobile App
  • Public Website
  • On-premise Software
  • 300+ pre-built analytics across multiple industries that you can use

 

Please contact us and let us know your requirements so that we can recommend the most suitable solution.

Yes, we have a team of IT, meteorologists and data scientists to help you customize the system according to your needs. You may use the "Request for Quote" area of this website so that we can further understand your requirements.

Annual Billing and Renewal

All products are billed annually in advance, depending on the license package. This might vary if you are using a custom solution package  (ex: 3-year contract).

You get a notification from our team 3 months before the expiration date to discuss renewal options.

Although we prefer that clients use our online payment facility, we can also accept other payment methods if manual processing is necessary. 

Legal

We require clients to read and agree to the Terms & Conditions and Software License Agreement (SLA) to use the system.