We make the call to all leaders and to all the people who care. We make the call to those in the field of technology, computers, networking, databasing, data communications, among many others.
Technology is at the heart of the human defense against major loss of life and valuables during disasters. Behind technology certainly, is political will or the resolute determination of private enterprise to cooperate in social concerns.
There is a need to rethink the blueprint for the future. It is bound to happen and it will happen. Unless humankind wants to waste in the wake of powerful calamities.
We encourage the Philippine Government, Asian Governments, combines like the United Nations, financial institutions like World Bank, Asian Development Bank, to support this milestone activity 2010 Hazard Mapping and Environment Summit in Manila from the remainder of 2009 up to 2010. The actual event takes place on April 8-15, 2010 at the Philippines’ Manila Hotel.
ANNUAL ECOLOGY CRISIS CONFERENCE
The Resource Recovery Movement will hold the first 2010 Hazards Mapping and Environment Summit (Eco 2010 Summit) in Manila, Philippines. This is ultimately borne about by the tremendous changing of the Philippine landscape and those of other countries in the Pacific Rim in the last few decades. All efforts towards risk mapping in relation to calamities and disasters in the past should now take into consideration the great shifts and transformations in land mass, the enormous amount of rainfall brought about by Climate Change and many new factors that were heretofore not factored into national and sub-national planning by governments as well as even by business establishments and non-government organizations.
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The 2010 Hazard Mapping and Environmental Summit (HMES) is intended to develop better approaches to mapping risks and dangers to communities in the Philippines and other countries with tropical climates. It takes a cue from the recent experience in China, Indonesia and the Philippines, notwithstanding the previous experiences in Thailand, Bangladesh, Pakistan where scores of people died due to unforeseen occurrences during the incidence of a natural disaster: earthquake, typhoon, tsunami and other calamities. The databasing, mapping and full coordination of efforts towards use and sharing of a full function GIS on hazards, volcanoes, water, flood, forests in the Philippines and Asia, vulnerability areas, liquefaction potential, crisis and hot spots is long due because of the long-running phenomenon of Climate Change in the planet. This is also significant in that the Philippines, among other countries, lies in the Pacific Rim of Fire where a large number of earthquake faults lie.
The most important value of the conference is to determine the plan and the cost of implementing such a plan to make the Philippines and other participating nations safer from increasingly hazardous calamities.
Note: The organizers reserve the right to make minor changes in the Conference details prior to the actual Event.
HMES 2010 Organizers