Deployment of Early Warning Systems in Disaster-prone Areas (DEWS)

The DEWS is a project undertaken in cooperation with the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (DOST-PAGASA) and DOST Regional Offices. It involves the installation of hydrometeorological devices (hydromets) such as Automated Rain Gauge (ARG) and Water Level Monitoring Station (WLMS) in different river systems and secondary tributaries to provide data that will be useful in protecting the lives, property and livelihood in various communities. To complement these systems of hydrometeorological devices, an early warning system composed of sirens or beacons will be installed in communities affected by floods. The use of sirens or beacons as early warning of natural hazards is one of global best practices in informing unsuspecting communities thus improving disaster risk reduction.
STATUS                       Ongoing
TARGET BENEFICIARY:  Local Government Units/Barangays
Government Institutions

About Us

Over the years, the emergence of information and communications technology has greatly affected the lives of people in the world crossing borders among countries and bringing access closer to one another. In the same token, the birth of Microelectronics has resulted to progress in the development of smaller, lighter and more efficient electronic devices.

This development has a striking resemblance to the birth of one of the research and development institutes of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI). It was in 1987 when President Corazon C. Aquino renamed the then National Science and Technology Authority (NSTA) to Department of Science and Technology (DOST). As an offshoot of such sequential events, the DOST-ASTI was created as a research and development institute of the Department by virtue of Executive Order No. 128.

Address: DOST- ASTI Building, U.P. Technology Park Complex, Carlos P. Garcia Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines
Contact Number: 927 2541