Branding himself as a “Fault Finder” being a renowned geologist who studies the different fault systems in the country, Dr. Renato U. Solidum Jr. (right) was sworn in by Department of Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña (left) as Undersecretary for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation effective 27 February 2017. Dr. Solidum will continue to head the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology or PHIVOLCS as Officer-In-Charge. Dr. Solidum Jr. brings with him years of experience in disaster risk reduction and management particularly in the field of geological hazards like earthquakes and tsunamis. As PHIVOLCS director, Dr. Solidum Jr. initiated several projects that include the following: improved volcano monitoring system, tsunami warning system, earthquake monitoring system and the Rapid Earthquake Damage Assessment System, a software that can produce seismic hazard and risk maps before and immediately after an earthquake. (Photo courtesy of DOST/Text by Rodolfo P. de Guzman)
The “Fault Finder” now handles disasters and climate change
- Written by Edgardo P. Catorce Jr.