2010 Seminar and Training on Debris-flow Monitoring and Alert Techniques and Demonstration

Seminar on Debris Flow Monitoring and Warning Technology of Southeast  Asia

The seminar aims at providing a forum for debris-flow researchers to exchange ideas on how to cope with debris-flow hazards using the most advanced, state-of-the-art methodologies in mechanics as well as in hazard prediction and risk assessment.

Supported by the international cooperation project “Debris-Flow Monitoring and Alert Techniques and Demonstration in Southeast Asia”, which is proposed for the method study of rainfall- and glacial lake breaking-induced debris flows, with financial support from the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Science and Technology, the seminar was held on 24-26 November 2010 at the Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment (IMHE) in Chengdu, China, to provide an open forum for the Monitoring and Alert Techniques communication, to provide a chance for Chinese scientists to display the study achievements on debris flow monitoring and alert in the 5.12 Wenchuan Earthquake-hit area, to prepare for the 2010 International Debris Flow Workshop and the eventual establishment of ANDF.

Eighteen Chinese scientists, government officers and 17 scientists from Southeast Asia attended the seminar. Eleven reports displayed the top-level monitoring and alert techniques in China and Southeast Asian countries. Attendees discussed on what the government and NGOs could do to promote the alleviation efforts, with emphasis on the feasibility and approaches to cooperation on debris flow mitigation among China and Southeast Asia.

Several agreements and arrangements were made during this seminar and training:

  • to procure the regional cooperative arrangement on debris-flow monitoring and alert techniques study among governments of China and Southeast Asian countries;

  • to draw up joint projects and get supports from governments and society;

  • to set up liaison office, presently at IMHE;

  • to co-build a debris-flow monitoring and alert platform among China and Southeast Asian countries.

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First  announcement about seminar and training on debris flow.pdf

Second Workshop Announcement.pdf