by Valentina “Aling” Jakosalem | CIT-U AB Communication Intern
Every river is important geologically, biologically, historically, and culturally. They are vital carriers of water and nutrients to areas all around the earth. But unfortunately, most of our rivers nowadays are not given proper care. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be as polluted and unhealthy as it is now.
Rivers are important part of human lives. But unfortunately, only few are aware of its importance. The proof: tons of trash in our rivers and creeks, making it look and smell like a dumpsite.
The garbage in rivers is more than just an eyesore because it can possibly contaminate our drinking water and threaten nature, our lives, and that of our loved ones. Even a piece of litter thrown on the street may contribute to the piling garbage in our rivers and creeks.
These past few days, we at Mega Cebu have been posting requests to our followers to answer our short survey that mainly checks on their awareness level regarding the water situation in Cebu, particularly Metro Cebu, the focus of the Metro Cebu Development and Coordinating Board.
So far, we have collected answers from close to a hundred respondents as of March 31, 2015, after promoting the survey online for more than a week now.
Have you noticed? Summer is over but we can still feel the heat. It’s not summer heat. It’s that irritating kind of heat under a weather that we expect to be rainy or, if not, a lot cooler than in April and May. It’s August, after all. The El Niño has been forecasted to happen and we’re experiencing it. And it seems that it will be quite a long time for this phenomenon to subside. To cope, here are some practical tips for you. But first here’s what El Niño is about.
The 5th year civil engineering students of the University of San Carlos (USC) and University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) and Mega Cebu have conducted brainstorming sessions to choose project studies that will address the infrastructure problems in local government units from Carcar City to Danao City.
Let’s start with the basics. What is a river? It is a body of water with current moving in one general direction. It varies in size, with smaller versions of rivers being referred to as streams, creeks, or run. Water in a river flows into a bay or an ocean.
In the Understanding Choices Forum last April 4, the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) – Eduardo Aboitiz Development Studies Center (EADSC) emphasized the need for the public to better understand and prepare for disaster-related vulnerabilities.
The forum, titled “Understanding Vulnerabilities,” highlighted how to better understand and prepare in the midst of physical, economic, environmental, and social vulnerabilities.