Climate Changes and Natural Hazards in Mountain Areas „MOUNTAINHAZARDS 2011“ (MH2011)

Venue: Dushanbe

Location: Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Event Date/Time: Sep 19, 2011 End Date/Time: Sep 21, 2011
Registration Date: Aug 31, 2011
Early Registration Date: Jun 30, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 30, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Aug 31, 2011
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Description

Background

High mountain areas all over the world are distinguished by high dynamics of relief development as well as complicated natural and climate conditions. Through influence of mentioned natural events the mountains are the sites where a lot of natural disasters happen annually.
Most of natural hazards occurring in mountain environment are closely realted to climate features. Due to current climate changes the distriburion of threatened sites changes. High number of new glacial lakes appear, the altitude of pemafrost-related slope instability ascends, the changes in distribution and amount of precipitations cause flash floods, underflooding, debris-flows and huge landslides.

The hazardous phenomena should be researched both in the field and by modern methods of remote sensing and computer modelling. Modern methods using databases, GIS systems and interpertaton of space images should be implemented in involved developing countries.
Tight international cooperatin is strongly needed for effective solution of all above mentioned tasks. The results of the conference will serve as basic material for design of future projects, international programmes and to attract prospective donnors.
Forthcoming event follows up the meeting held in Bishkek in 2009. The conference „Mitigation of Mountain Hazards in Mountain Areas“ („Mountainazards 2009“) brought togther specialists from 18 countries of Asia, Europe and North America. Wide range of questions related to natural hazards in mountain areas was discussed in 34 presentations. The conference poceedings containing 49 papers and abstracts was issued as the conference output. Next conference in Dushanbe will develop all topics presented in Bishkek and discussed them in more detail.

More detailed information and all abstracts and papers are published on the website: www.mountainhazards2009.com.


Goal of the conference
The goal of the conference is the discussion on investigation of hazardous natural processes and the experience in monitoring teh phenomena and risk mitigation. Research of relations between current climate changes and hazardous processes in mountain environment is the special topic of the conference. Strenghtening the internatinal cooperation in Central Asia and worldwide will be the main output of the conference.

CONFERENCE TOPICS AND SPECIAL SESSIONS

SESSION 1 GEOHAZARDS IN CENTRAL ASIA (AND EXPERIENCE FROM OTHER REGIONS)
 glacier related hazards – glacial lake outbursts, ice avalanches, permafrost related hazards
 water related hazards – floods, underflooding, debris-flows, landslides, mudflows
 earthquakes and mass movements (landslides, rockfalls)

SESSION 2 CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATURAL HAZARDS
 relations between climate change and natural hazards
 research
 forecasting
 climate risk management
 economic analysis of potential damages

SESSION 3. MONITORING, ASSESSMENT, FORECASTING AND MANAGEMENT
 remote sensing – methods and results
 inventory, data processing, databases, GIS systems
 hazard assessment methods
 early warning technologies and practices
 long-term prognosis and forecasting

SESSION 4. INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION
 International collaboration in CA and worldwide
 Donor support for research and disaster risk management

The deadline for abstract delivery is June 30, 2011.

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Additional Information

All informations and deadlines are published on the website mentioned above.

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