27 October 2012

Two interesting forthcoming conferences – the five years after the Wenchuan (Sichuan) earthquake and 50 years after Vajont

Posted by Dave Petley

1. Five Years after the Wenchuan (Sichuan) earthquake

May 2012 will mark the fifth anniversary of the Wenchuan (Sichuan) Earthquake in China, in which more than 20,000 perished in landslides.  To mark this anniversary, the Chengdu University of Technology will be holding a conference entitled: “Long Term Geo-Hazard and Risk Consequences of Areas Struck by High Magnitude Earthquakes”.  This will be held from 12th-18th May 2012 in Chengdu.  It will include two days of technical sessions and four days of field excursions into the earthquake affected areas.  I will be attending – this is a great opportunity to exchange information about seismically-induced landslides.

Further details are available by emailing: [email protected]

2. Vajont 2013

October 2013 will also mark the 50th anniversary of the Vajont (Vaiont) dam disaster in Italy, Europe’s worst landslide accident.  To mark this event there will be a conference in Padua, at which I will be presenting a keynote lecture.  Details are available here.  The conference will involve  two days of technical sessions plus a one day field trip to the landslide site.