Philippines - Tacloban Flood Management
In June 2013 floods hit the city of Tacloban, Leyte as the Hurricane Haiyan surged through the city, damaging property and inundating homes with water. Low-lying areas, including Tacloban, were hit especially hard, with the flooding breaching the first floor of some establishments. Water Partner Sjef IJzermans was assigned by the Netherlands Government to head a scoping mission to the area to assess the situation; to provide recommendations on coastal protection measures and on how to set up a process and activities that would lead to an integrated coastal development plan for Tacloban.

The mission report presented outlined follow up activities aimed at leading to an integrated coastal defense plan for the city of Tacloban and immediate surroundings. Next, Mr. IJzermans acted as Dutch Risk Reduction (DRR) representative for the Philippines on behalf of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), advising how to implement the proposed recommendation, and to support the Integrated Coastal Defense Program in the region financed by the Dutch Government and implemented in co-operation with the Government of the Philippines.

For more information, please contact: Sjef IJzermans