He National Geology and Mining Service (Sernageomin), through his Los Ríos Regional Office, will carry out a study of “Zoning of Areas Exposed to Dangers of Mass Removal in the Region (Scale 1: 250,000)”, an initiative that aims to generate a map that represents the susceptibility of mass removals and potentially flooding areas.
In addition, the work is complemented by an explanatory report of action recommendations and identification of critical sites, which is informative and advisory for risk management and regional guidelines in this area. Likewise, it contemplates a mapping in digital format for use on spatial data infrastructure platforms in the Region.
Likewise, it will identify critical sectors that require more detailed studies for the design of monitoring systems or mitigation works. Finally, this study includes workshops to disseminate the results and train authorities, public services, and communities living in exposed areas throughout the cycle of disaster risk reduction.
In this regard, Alfonso Domeyko, national director of Sernageomin, signaled his entire satisfaction at obtaining this FNDR unanimously, especially congratulating all the professionals of the Los Ríos Regional Directorate, led by its Director Carlos Johnson, and stressed that “The generation of hazard maps and emergency plans is essential for local communities to know the possible geological hazards present in their environment. In addition, this type of information is vital so that the competent authorities have at hand a prioritization of the mitigation measures and the way to be prepared in the event of mass removal events, so characteristic in the area ”.
For his part, the deputy national director of Geology of Sernageomin, Alejandro Cecioni, added that “this study will provide information and scientific-technical knowledge, timely and favorable to be used in different areas of risk management.”
In turn, Carlos Johnson, Geologist and Director of Sernageomin in Los Ríos, stressed that “this initiative allows us to make an important contribution to the Region, to better plan regional development in terms of urban and road infrastructure.”
He added that “the execution of the study includes a group of three professionals and a consulting company, with the supervision and direction of the Los Ríos Regional Office and the Sernageomin National Department of Geology at the central level.”
It should be noted that the potential users of this study will be Intendencia, MOP, Onemi, Minvu. Mideso, Gore de Los Ríos, Municipalities and the Ministry of Energy, among other government agencies. Its preliminary delivery is scheduled for 14 more months, counting from the award of the consulting services.