International Conference on "Debris Flows: Disasters, Risks, Forecast, Protection"

Date: 21 September 2020
Other languages: Русский язык |
Due to the unstable epidemiological situation in the world, temporary suspension of air flights between many countries, and restrictions on mass events, the Organizing Committee of the 6th Conference “Debris Flows: Disasters, Risk, Forecast, Protection” (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) decided to postpone the conference to autumn 2021. Exact dates will be announced following confirmation by the authorities of Tajikistan.

The University of Central Asia’s Mountain Societies Research Institute, jointly with the Debris Flow Association, the National Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan, and the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat will organise the 6th International Conference on "Debris Flows: Disasters, Risks, Forecast, Protection". It will be held in Dushanbe and Khorog, Tajikistan, and UCA's Khorog campus will host half day sessions at the conference.

Debris flows in mountain regions cause significant damage for the economy and often lead to victims among local people. To solve the debris flow problems, experts from different countries are required to work together. The conferences on Debris Flows: Disasters, Risks, Forecast, Protection are among the forms of the international cooperation. This is the 6th conference in Tajikistan, and is part of a series of conferences held in Pyatigorsk (2008), Moscow (2012), Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (2014), Irkutsk and Arshan (2016), Tbilisi (2018). Government ministries of Tajikistan, international organisations, universities and institutes are expected to participate in this conference.

Conference topics:
  • Global and regional analysis of debris flows
  • Debris flow disasters of different genesis in recent years
  • Debris flow risk assessment, early warning and forecast
  • Modelling of debris flows
  • Debris flow hazard of glacial lakes
  • Ice-water-rock flows
  • Debris flow mitigation
  • Early warning systems
  • Guidelines and manuals for debris flow studies, forecast, and mitigation design
  • Schools and traditions in debris flow research
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