The 5th International Symposium on Mega Earthquake Induced Geo-disasters and Long Term Effects
  • slider
    Mega Earthquake Induced
    Geo-disasters and Long Term Effects
    Sep
    The 5th International Symposium on Mega Earthquake Induced Geo-disasters and Long Term Effects
    11-16, May 2017 | Chengdu, China.
  • slider
    To mark The 10th Annual Memorial Day
    of the 2008 WEN CHUAN Earthquake
    Sep
    The 5th International Symposium on Mega Earthquake Induced Geo-disasters and Long Term Effects
    11-16, May 2017 | Chengdu, China.
  • slider
    Chengdu - China
    11-16 May 2018
    Sep
    The 5th International Symposium on Mega Earthquake Induced Geo-disasters and Long Term Effects
    11-16, May 2017 | Chengdu, China.
About The Fifth Symposium

11-16 May, 2018 | Chengdu, China

     Ten years ago, a devastating earthquake occurred in Sichuan Province, China, causing the death of almost 90 000 persons, widespread damage to urban and rural communities and the economy of the region. The earthquake triggered tens of thousands of landslides in a large area. Subsequent rainstorms in the years after the earthquake have re-activated many of the landslides and triggered debris flows from their deposits. Even though strategies for geo-hazards assessment and risk management have been implemented to reduce the long term-disaster-chain effects of the earthquake, 10-years on, the Wenchuan region still is threatened by various geo-hazards in the aftermath of the earthquake. Spatial and temporal trends in the level of this threat raise international awareness and concerns about the issues of long term-disaster-chain effects in hazard and risk reduction.

      Global trends of climate change, environmental destruction and explosive population growth are further increasing the frequency and impact of geo-hazards. There is urgent international need for opportunities to exchange up-to-date knowledge on the nature of geo-hazards and on risk-reduction techniques, between researchers, engineers and decision makers at national, regional and local level. Chengdu University of Technology, through SKLGP has been pro-active in providing fora for such exchanges. We have hosted five successful international symposia to date in memory of the earthquake victims: “Asian regional conference of IAEG” in 2009; “An International Symposium on Earthquake Induced Landslides and Disaster Mitigation at the 3rd Anniversary of the Wenchuan Earthquake” in 2011; “The International Symposium in Commemoration of the 5th Anniversary of the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake: Long-term Geo-Hazard and Risk Consequences of Areas Struck by High Magnitude Earthquakes” in 2013; and the “4th International Symposium on Mega-earthquake Induced Geo-disasters and Long Term Effects” in 2015. Building on these experiences and their social benefits, Chengdu University of Technology through SKLGP will host “The 5th International Symposium on Mega Earthquake Induced Geo-disasters and Long-term Effects” in May 2018 in memory of the many victims. It will provide opportunity to present and exchange international knowledge and experience on the occurrence of geo-hazards in areas struck by mega earthquakes and their long-term effects.

Sumission Deadline

Only Extended abstracts are accepted!
Submite before January 31 st, 2018.

Conference Speakers

Keynote/Invited Speakers


Runqiu Huang
Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People's Republic of China,China


Mauri McSaveney
GNS Science, New Zealand


Peng Cui
Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment,CAS,China


Michel Jaboyedoff
University of Lausanne, Switzerland


Toshi Shimamoto
University of Kyoto Japan, Japan


Giovanni Crosta
Università degli Studi
di Milano-Bicocca, Italy


Yueping Yin
China Institute of Geo-Environment Monitoring ,China


Steven G. Evans
University of Watreloo, Canada


Ikuo Towhata
University of Tokyo, Japan


William Murphy
University of Leeds, UK


Niels Hovius
GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences, Germany


Cees van Westen
ITC, University of Twente, the Netherlands


David Frost
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA


Olivier Korup
University of Potsdam, Germany


Theo van Asch
Utrecht University, the Netherlands


Hans-Balder Havenith
University of Liège, Belgium


Vincenzo Del Gaudio
The university of Bari, Italy


Chyi-Tyi Lee
National Central University, Taiwan, China


Jia-jyun Dong
National Central University, Taiwan, China


Gonghui Wang
Kyoto University, Japan


Xuanmei Fan
State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment Protection (SKLGP) ,China

Organization

Hosts&Sponsors