International Conference
Debris Flows: :
Disasters, Risk, Forecast, Protection

Pyatigorsk, Russia, 22-29 September 2008

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International Conference on Debris Flows: Disasters, Risk, Forecast, Protection took place in September 2008 in the town of Pyatigorsk, Russia. This conference have been organised in the Caucasus mountains, a region of high debris flow activity. Here in the early XXI century several debris flow disasters led to casualties and destruction. This event was a meeting place for the experts of the countries of former Soviet Union and leading world experts on debris flows. A 3-day post-conference field trip to Mt. Elbrus region have been be organised. Participants visited sites of recent debris flow disasters, saw various debris flow basins and protective structures.


Submission of registration forms and papers until 15 February 2008
Notification of acceptance until 1 April 2008
Payment of the registration fee until 1 July 2008
Arrival and registration of conference participants: 22 September 2008
Conference sessions: 23-25 September 2008
Field trip to Mt. Elbrus region: 26-28 September 2008
Departure of participants: 29 September 2008

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