FOSS4G-Asia 2023 Seoul

Internet of things for strengthening disaster-resilient communities in Quezon City, Philippines
12-01, 13:30–13:50 (Asia/Seoul), Seoul Archive

In the interconnected world, modern technologies can potentially revolutionize how we tackle and address crucial issues. The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the emerging innovations, a network of linked devices that exchange and share data. IoT has opened up innovative solutions in various fields thanks to its ability to gather real-time data and enable accessible communication.
The UP Resilience Institute, in partnership with the local government of Quezon City, Philippines, has embarked on an ambitious project to incorporate an IoT system for rain and flood monitoring, striving to improve emergency preparedness and response for both the public sector and government. IoT provides unprecedented precision and timeliness in tracking and analyzing essential data regarding precipitation and flooding scenarios, making it a powerful tool to address the damages caused by disasters brought by floods. These events are associated with significant loss of life, property destruction, and community financial disruption. Traditional means of monitoring weather patterns and anticipating floods have limitations; however, IoT can revolutionize this process.

Janice Carpo-Aldea or "Bon" as her nickname is a dedicated professional at the forefront of disaster resilience in the Philippines, leveraging the power of open data to mitigate the impact of calamities and foster a safer, more resilient nation. With an unyielding passion for community well-being, Bon has made significant contributions as an Information Technology Officer of the UP Resilience Institute.