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

Date: 21 September 2020
Other languages: Русский язык |
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" on September 21-27 2020. 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
Important Dates
Deadline of the applications for participation in the Conference and for the abstract submission: February 1st 2020
Deadline for article submission for conference proceedings: April 1st 2020 

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