2010 Internaitional Debris Flow Workshop

2010 International Debris Flow Workshop, November 27-28, 2010 - A Summary

The workshop was held by the Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment (IMHE) in Chengdu, Sichuan, China, to provide an open forum for debris-flow researchers in Asia to exchange ideas on how to cope with debris-flow hazards. Sixty scientists from more than 10 countries and/or regions gathered at the venue with the following intentions: show the newest research achievement relevant to the debris flow, display the countermeasures for the extraordinarily serious debris-flow events, discuss current and past scientific investigations on debris flow, prioritize future research directions, and articulate the direction of cooperation between scientists and organizations in Asia.

The workshop was organized to be as the 1st of the series of debris-flow scientific exchange workshop among scientists in Asia. Successful academic exchanges, discussions and the post-workshop field trip resulted from the efforts of all participants and the ideas from other Asian scientists who could not attend. To strengthen the cooperation among Asian scientists further, all workshop participants agreed to establish an organization called Asian Network on Debris Flow (ANDF), with its office located at IMHE. The ANDF can act as a scientific exchange platform for debris-flow researchers in Asia, and it will benefit in reducing damages from many debris-flow disasters that tend to occur more frequently at this time. 

Workshop was hosted by: 

  • Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment (IMHE), CAS 

  • Key Laboratory of Mountain Hazards and Surficial Process

And supported by:

  • Chinese Academy of Sciences International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD

  • Chinese Committee on ICIMOD 

  • World Association for Sedimentation and Erosion Research (WASER)

To make the network set up smoothly and become useful, a preparation group made up by scientists from about 10 countries-regions in Asia was established (The list of the preparation group members is on the last page).

The ANDF will be formally set up on the second workshop to be held in 2012. Prior to that, we hope scientists will actively participate and make efforts to strengthen the function of our organization.




First announcement.pdf

Second announcement.pdf