Maria Luisa Salingay

PhD fellow

Biography

Maria Luisa Baino-Salingay is an Associate Professor in Chemistry in a government-owned university in the Philippines. She has a BS Chemistry degree, a licensed Chemist and a trained Chemical Safety and Security Officer of the US Department of States. She earned MS Physical Science major in Chemistry minor in Physics at Mindanao University of Science and Technology with a thesis entitled, “Common Halides: Their Oxidizability and Applicable Masking Agents in the Dichromate Chemical Oxygen Demand Determination.” She also earned MSc Water Management at UNESCO-IHE with a thesis entitled “Flood Related Water Quality Assessment and Management of Can Tho City, Vietnam.” It was funded by PRoACC2 under the Flood Resilience Group of UNESCO-IHE and Netherlands Fellowship Program (NFP).  She started her PhD, under the NFP funds, last May 2016 and her research focusses on water quality assessment of surface water in flood vulnerable communities in the cities of Butuan, Philippines and Can Tho, Vietnam. The research also involves random household survey to reasonable number of respondents per city and personal interviews to key government officials in these two countries.

Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals

Salingay, M. L. B.,van der Steen, P., Pathirana A.,  Rijke, J., Quan, N. H.,  Zevenbergen, C., and Vinh, K. Q. (2016) Microbiological Assessment of Surface Waters and Health Awareness of Four Vulnerable Communities in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Accepted for publication in Advance Science Letters.

Salingay, M. L. B.,van der Steen, P., Pathirana A.,  Rijke, J., Quan, N. H.,  Zevenbergen, C., and Vinh, K. Q. (2016) Water Quality Assessment in Selected Surface Waters in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Accepted for publication in Advance Science Letters.

Salingay, M. L. B., and del Rosario R. M. (2010) Oxidizability of Common Halides and Apllicable Making Agents in the Dichromate Chemical Oxygen Demand Determination. Mindanao Journal of Science and Technology Vol. 8 (2010) 15-24.

Conference Proceedings

Anino, U. R. and Salingay, M. L. B (2015) Preparedness, Mitigation and Response of Flood-prone Barangays in Cabadbaran City, Agusan Del Norte, Phillipines. International Conference on Engineering, Science and Technology (ICEST 2015) at Cebu, Philippines, October 2015.

Salingay, M. L. B.,van der Steen, P., Pathirana A.,  Rijke, J., Quan, N. H.,  Zevenbergen, C., and Vinh, K. Q. (2014) Flood-related Water Quality Assessment Using Water Quality Sampling and Household Survey in Can-Tho City, Vietnam. 13th International Conference on Urban Drainage, Sarawak, Malaysia, September 2014

Salingay, M. L. B., Canencia, O. P. and Palmes, N.D. (2012). Nutrient Analysis of Biodegradable Waste of the University: Basis for Mass Production. 13th Annual In-House Evaluation of Completed Researches of Mindanao University of Science and Technology, Philippines, August 2012.

Cantere, G. S. and Salingay, M. L. B. (2012) Bioremediation Potential of Common Rice Field Plant and Animal Species in Heavy Metals Cadmium, Chromium and Lead. 13th Annual In-House Evaluation of Completed Researches of Mindanao University of Science and Technology, Philippines, August 2012.

Abragan, O., Cloribel, P. J., Flores, R. and Salingay, M. L. B. (2011) Assessment on the Growth Performance of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) and Pechay (Brassica rapa) as Affected by Different Mixed Water Treatment Sludge Media. 15th Regional Chemistry Congress. CMU, Bukidnon, Philippines, October 2011.

Salingay, M. L. B., Villegas, K. J. and Villacampa, R. (2011) Water Quality Assessment of the PHIVIDEC Industrial Estate. 15th Regional Chemistry Congress. CMU, Bukidnon, Philippines, October 2011

Nalla, C., Narisma, L. D., Tabla, V. A. and Salingay, M.L.B. (2011) Physico-chemical and Microbial Water Analyses of Bubunawan River: Basis for Rehabilitation. 15th Regional Chemistry Congress. CMU, Bukidnon, Philippines, October 2011

Salingay, M. L. B., Canencia, O. and Palmes, N. (2011) The Effectiveness of the Four Methods Used in Composting the Biodegradable Waste of Mindanao University of Science and Technology. 12th Annual In-House Evaluation of Completed Researches of Mindanao University of Science and Technology, Philippines, July 2011.

Arano, N., Madrid,M. C. K., Quilang, A. D., and Salingay M.L.B. (2011) Assessment on the Effect of Human Activities on the Marine Intertidal Area of Macajalar Bay in Terms of Diversity of Macrobenthic Flora and Fauna. International Conference of Environmental Education Network of the Philippines. Camarines Sur, Philippines, February 2011.

Salvana, M.J., and Salingay, M.L.B. (2011) Diversity Assessment of the Historic Makahambus Cave in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. International Conference of Environmental Education Network of the Philippines. Camarines Sur, Phils, February 2011.

Arano, N., Madrid, M. C. K., Quilang, A. D., andSalingay M.L.B. (2010) Abundance and Species Diversity of Macrobenthic Flora and Fauna in the Intertidal Areas of Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City, Poblacion, Opol and Tubajon, Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental. Philippine Society for the Study of Nature (PSSN) 10th Annual Conference. University of the Philippines- Baguio, October 2010.

Salvana, M.J., and Salingay, M.L.B. (2010) Faunal Assessment and Floral Diversity Assessment in Macahambus Gorge and Cave. Philippine Society for the Study of Nature (PSSN) 10th Annual Conference. University of the Philippines- Baguio, October 2010.

Dultra, J. A., Dungog, E. A., Yson, A. A., and Salingay, M. L. B. (2010) Ecological Solid Waste Management System Through Waste (ESWMS) Segragation at the Mindanao University of Science and Technology. 25th Philippine Chemistry Congress, Zambales, Philippines. April 2010.

Nalla, C., Narisma, L. D.,Tabla, V. A. and Salingay, M.L.B. (2010) Monitoring and Evaluation in terms of Pesticides Concentration and Other Water Quality Parameters of Lapinigan Creek, Bubunawan River, Libona, Bukidnon, Philippines. 3rd International Conference on Envi Educ Network of the Phils, Inc, Davao City, Philippines, February 2010

Salingay, M. L. B., and del Rosario R. M. (2010) Applicable Masking Agents in the Dichromate Chemical Oxygen Demand Determination. 4th International Congress of Chemistry and Environment. Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment (ISSN 0972-0626), Ubonratchathani, Thailand, January 2010.

Salingay, M. L. B., Barber, G. M., and Apdian, J. A. (2010) Quantitative Determination of Pesticide Concentration and Other Water Quality Parameter in Bubunawan River and Lapinigan Creek  of Libona, Bukidnon, Philippines. 4th International Congress of Chemistry and Environment. Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment (ISSN 0972-0626), Ubonratchathani, Thailand, January 2010.

Salingay, M. L. B., Barber, G. M., and Apdian, J. A. (2009) Determination of Pesticides and Other Water Quality Parameter in Lapinigan Creek, Libona, Bukidnon. NOMCARRD 21st Regional Research and Development Symposium Highlights of Region X, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines. August 2009

Salingay, M. L. B., and del Rosario, R. M. (2008) Common Halides: Their Oxidizability and Applicable Masking Agents in the Dichromate Chemical Oxygen Demand Determination. 10th Eurasia Conference on the Chemical Sciences, Philippine International Convention Center, Manila, January 2008.

TOPIC

Dealing with Flood-borne Diseases: Case Study in Butuan City, Philippines and Can Tho City, Vietnam

 

SUMMARY OF THE RESEARCH

Water-related disasters create floods that threaten areas surrounded with rivers and or seas, like the cities of Butuan in the Philippines and Can Tho in Vietnam. Flood cause tremendous economic loss in infrastructure, agriculture and human lives. The objective of this study is to assess the water quality of surface waters of flood vulnerable communities in terms of physico-chemical, microbiological, persistent organic pollutants and other water contaminants (heavy metals and minerals). It seeks to compare and analyse how geographic location, land use and anthropogenic activities affect the water quality of surface/flood water. Since the research involves both technical and social aspects, it also aims to analyse and correlate the water quality of surface water in relation to human health in terms of water-borne diseases and other illness related to water contaminants. And seek to distinguish and differentiate how the residents in these two cities prepare, adapt and cope with floods in relation to human health.