12 October 2020
Landslide sessions at the AGU Fall Meeting in December 2020
The AGU Fall Meeting 2020 is almost upon us. This was the first year in several that I had been planning to attend; of course Covid-19 had put paid to that. In consequence the meeting will be virtual and will extend over a much longer period.
I will be interested to see how it works. The positives of course will be that we are all now used to online meetings; our carbon footprint is hugely reduced; and more people will potentially be able to attend as the costs are so much lower. The negatives will include the loss of face-to-face contact and those informal conversations over a coffee, lunch a drink or a beer; the impacts of time zones causing people to struggle to attend some sessions; and the challenge of blocking out other daily pressures (this will be a big problem for me, given my day job, and many others will face the same, especially in these CoronaVirus times).
Anyway, I thought I would pull out the main landslide sessions. The times are those in San Francisco:-
Monday, 7 December 2020
20:30 – 21:30: NH006 Debris Flows and Floods in Mountainous Terrain I
Tuesday, 8 December 2020
Monday, 14 December 2020
Tuesday, 15 December 2020
Quickslide 1: Mitigating the Tylorstown coal tip landslide in South Wales, but it isn’t anywhere near enough
The Welsh Government has released £2.5 million to pay for the remediation of the Tylorstown coal tip landslide, which failed in February. “However, the Welsh government has said the overall cost of the repairs and making Welsh coal tips safe is “significantly more” than £2.5M, with repair work in Rhondda Cynon Taf estimated at £82.5M in total.”