Articles | Volume 373
12 May 2016
 | 12 May 2016

Improving predictions of the effects of extreme events, land use, and climate change on the hydrology of watersheds in the Philippines

Rubianca Benavidez, Bethanna Jackson, Deborah Maxwell, and Enrico Paringit

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Cited articles

Brunner, G.: HEC-RAS User's Manual, 2010.
Center for Environmental Studies and Management: Formulation of an Integrated River Basin Management and Development Master Plan for Cagayan de Oro river Basin, San Juan City, Metro Manila, Philippines, 2014.
Disaster Risk and Exposure Assessment for Mitigation Program: HEC-RAS and HEC-HMS Model Parameterised for Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon, City, 2015.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation, Cambridge, UK, and New York, USA, 2012.
Jackson, B., Pagella, T., Sinclair, F., Orellana, B., Henshaw, A., Reynolds, B., and Eycott, A.: Polyscape: A GIS mapping framework providing efficient and spatially explicit landscape-scale valuation of multiple ecosystem services, Landscape Urban Plan., 112, 74–88,, 2013.
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Being within the typhoon belt, the Philippines is vulnerable to typhoons that can cause destructive floods. The Land Utilisation and Capability (LUCI) model is being applied to the Cagayan de Oro watershed to identify areas providing flood mitigation services and potential areas to target for improving flood mitigation. LUCI can complement the existing disaster risk framework by assessing land use plans under scenarios of extreme events and climate change, and the effect on flooding downstream.