Nature and Society are deeply
interwoven. The character of economic development so far has ignored
the fact that natural processes are threats when disturbed, and
opportunities when recognized for their true worth.
rockfalls on slopes, debris flows within torrential streams and
flooding on river valleys, driven by climatic and anthropogenic factors
as well as land mismanagement, all cost the economy dear, especially in
mountain areas. Even today, development is still taking place in many
hazardous zones, and even more development is locating in future hazard
zones where planning and predictive assessment are at odds.
attention has to be paid to the impact of climatic and non-climatic
changes that will result in changing hazard and risk patterns over
Europe. The development of viable livelihoods on the long-term endorses
also the task of governing the risk assessment process at all levels of
spatial planning, and for several spatial and temporal scales.
main objective of the conference is first to contribute to a better
knowledge of the interaction of natural, engineering, economical and
human sciences on mountain risks management, and second to highlight
the fact that planning information is vital in terms of assisting the
planning and development processes as well as effectively reducing the
The focus is both (1) on technical sessions presenting the
state-of-the-art research in the understanding of mountain processes
and in the development of innovative methodologies for quantitative
hazard and risk forecasts, and (2) on the practical integration of
multidiscplinary knowledge within multi-scale methodologies for
handling risks and prevention planning.
Organizing Committee Jean-Philippe MALET (CNRS & University of Strasbourg)
Thomas GLADE (University of Vienna)
Nicola CASAGLI (University of Firenze)
for the inventory and susceptibility assessment of hazardous events in
mountain areas, and generation of magnitude-frequency relationships.
Keynote lecture: J.-L. ZezereCT-02:
Monitoring techniques and methods for landslide displacement and runout analyses.
Keynote lecture: D. PetleyCT-03:
New technologies for monitoring mountain risks, and for the operative implementation of early warning systems.Keynote lecture: B. de Bernardinis.
Methods for the characterization of elements at risk, their vulnerability and the estimation of risk scenarios.Keynote lecture: J. BirkmannCT-05:
Methods and criteria for risk mitigation and cost-benefit analyses.Keynote lecture: C. Pfurtscheller
Societal perception of mountain risks.Keynote lecture: C. FelgentreffCT-07:
Communication on risk management: geo-information and visualization tools, education and training packages.Keynote lecture: C. van WestenCT-08:
Towards European-wide risk assessment techniques and harmonised guidelines for mountain risks management.Keynote lecture: J. Hervās.
The SafeLand Project
: Living with landslide risk in Europe.Keynote lecture: F. Nadim
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