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  Information - NH9.7 The Management of Combined Extreme Events (Floods and Landslides)

Event Information
Natural disasters are crisis events which often outstrip the capacity of society to manage or cope with them, at least for a period of time. Earthquakes, landslides, floods, droughts, and cyclones may cause damages, ecological disruption, loss of human lives, deterioration of health and health services on a scale sufficient to warrant any extraordinary intervention from outside the affected community.

Extreme event studies point out our lack of knowledge regarding:
(i) risk prevention;
(ii) real-time monitoring;
(iii) resource allocation;
(iv) decision making.

This is especially true in cases where different events are occurring at the same time or are linked one to the other. For instance, landslides may obstruct the regular stream flow and produce a dam breaking effect downstream. These interconnected events are at the forefront of the actual research for risk management and modelling.

The objective of this session is to direct the discussion on interacting phenomena producing combined extreme events. The monitoring and the prevention of combined hazards will stimulate interdisciplinary researches. For this session we invite interdisciplinary contributions from meteorological, geomorphological and hydrological fields.

Contributions can be case studies, conceptual studies, or theoretical or methodological studies. We also invite contributions that address the methodological issues relating interdisciplinary studies of natural hazards.

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
Prof. Allen Bateman - Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain

Prof. Mauro Fiorentino - Basilicata University, Italy


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