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Land cover change and flood extent in the Los Baños subwatershed, Philippines

Author: 
Milben A.
BRAGAIS
Donald
LUNA
Akio
ONISHI
Damasa B.
MAGCALE-MACANDOG
2018-04

This 1-pager shows the potential impacts of land-use change on flooding in the Los Baños subwatershed of The Philippines. The built-up area of the subwatershed is projected to increase by ~65% (based on participatory mapping exercises conducted with local government staff members), which is estimated to result in a ~6% increase in the flood-affected area under a 10-year return period rainfall event.