About a hundred people attended the free webinar about flood protection for businesses organized by Flood Control Asia RS Corporation (RS) and the European Chamber of Council in the Philippines (ECCP). President and CEO of RS, Dr. Andreas Klippe, was the keynote speaker in this webinar that was held via Zoom on November 24, 2021 at 9:30 AM.
In addition to the panel of speakers were German and Swedish Ambassadresses to the Philippines, Her Excellency Anke Reiffenstuel and Her Excellency Annika Thunborg, respectively. In their short messages, both of them talked about the challenge of climate change. They also presented sustainable and smart solutions their countries can share with the Philippines.
Flood protection for businesses
As a keynote speaker, Dr. Klippe shared the importance of protecting businesses from floods. He pointed out the negative impacts of the flood on their company, employees, products, and equipment.
Once flood protected, you have more comfort, time, and money. Being able to secure your company and employees allows you to join the group of proactive people in flood protection.-Dr. Andreas Klippe
According to Dr. Klippe, there are traditional solutions like sandbags, metal sheets, and wooden planks. However, they are not the right solutions for increasing problems with climate change.
Urban Planner-Principal Architect and Founder of Palafox Associates, Ar. Felino “Jun” Palafox, Jr. also joined the event as a guest speaker. The good architect showed trends in the architecture of different countries.
We shape our environment and our environment will shape us.-Ar. Jun Palafox
He also gave suggestions for flood management. These include metropolitan, urban and regional planning, hazard mapping, and revising subdivision regulations and other laws.
Towards the end of the webinar about flood protection for businesses, RS Asian Headquarters in Clark, Pampanga, Philippines conducted a Hydrostatic Test. For the test, RS deployed flood barriers in an area with 1.2 meters of water. This test showed the efficiency of flood barriers as no leaks were seen.
This FREE and LIVE webinar was also in partnership with Advantage Austria, British Chamber of Commerce Philippines, Dutch Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, CCI France Philippines, German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Philippine-Swiss Business Council, Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, and NordCham Philippines.