MOUNTAINHAZARDS2013: Natural Hazards, Climate Change and Water in Mountain Areas (mountainhazards)
Venue: CLUB HOTEL DOSTUK
|Event Date/Time: Sep 16, 2013||End Date/Time: Sep 18, 2013|
|Registration Date: Aug 31, 2013|
|Early Registration Date: Jun 30, 2013|
|Abstract Submission Date: Jun 30, 2013|
High mountain environment is one the most complex and sensitive ecosystems on the Earth. Besides, current climate changes influence considerably the natural processes in high mountains over the world.
Hundreds of millions of people live in mountains being dependent on natural changes of environment and facing the harsh climate, difficult life conditions and various kinds of natural hazards. Majority of disasters are triggered by hydro-meteorological hazards, including drought, floods, extreme temperatures and rainfall-related landslides, debris-flows, lake outbursts; all of which are likely to increase under a changing climate.
Central Asia is one of the world’s regions most vulnerable to current climate variability and the impacts of future climate change. This is as a result of a combination of many different natural, political and social factors.
The conference will be held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in September 16 – 18th 2013.
- climate changes and natural hazards - relations, research, forecasting
- assessment methods for climate-related and other risks
- glacier related hazards – glacial lake outbursts, ice avalanches, permafrost related hazards
- water related hazards – floods, under flooding, spate related debris-flows
- mass movements (landslides, rock-falls)
- hazard and risk assessment methods
- research of glaciers, methods and results
- climate risk management – agriculture, water resources, desertification, natural hazards…
- adaptation to climate changes
- and water resources
- glaciers, climate changes and water resources in mountains
- comparison of results of climate research in CA and Himalayan region
- hazard and risk mapping, GIS methods
- remote sensing – methods and results
- long-term prognosis and forecasting
- inventory, data processing, databases
- early warning technologies and practices
- economic analyses (including cost-benefit) and assessment of damage of disasters
- climate research in mountainous area, field methods
- climate research data elaboration and modelling
- geomorphology and hydrology glacier complexes
- monitoring of water resources
- international collaboration in CA and worldwide
In-conference excursion to Ala-Archa National park will be organized after official session programme.