6th International Conference on Debris Flows: Disasters, Risks, Forecast, Protection

Date: 26 September 2021
The Debris Flow Association, the National Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan, and the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat jointly with the University of Central Asia will organise the 6th International Conference on Debris Flows: Disasters, Risks, Forecast, Protection to be held September 20-26, 2021 in Dushanbe and Khorog, Tajikistan.

Debris flows in mountain regions cause significant damage to the economy and often lead to victims among local people. To solve debris flow problems, experts from different countries need to work together. The conferences on Debris Flows: Disasters, Risks, Forecast, Protection are among the forms of 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

Deadlines for applications for participation in the Conference, abstract and article submission, and payment for participation in the field seminar – will be confirmed later by the Organizing Committee.
Arrival of participants to Dushanbe and registration – September 19, 2021
International Conference – September 20–21, 2021 (Dushanbe), September 22 (Khorog)
Field seminar – September 22-26, 2021
Departure of participants – September 27, 2021

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