The 5th International Symposium on Mega Earthquake Induced Geo-disasters and Long Term Effects
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    Mega Earthquake Induced
    Geo-disasters and Long Term Effects
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    The 5th International Symposium on Mega Earthquake Induced Geo-disasters and Long Term Effects
    11-16, May 2018 | Chengdu, China.
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    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 2018 | Chengdu, China.
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    Chengdu - China
    11-16 May 2018
    Sep
    The 5th International Symposium on Mega Earthquake Induced Geo-disasters and Long Term Effects
    11-16, May 2018 | 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 people and widespread damage to urban and rural communities, deeply affecting the economy of the region. The earthquake triggered tens of thousands of landslides over a large area, and rainstorms in the years after the earthquake re-activated many of them, triggering 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 from 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 these threats 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, among researchers, engineers and decision makers at national, regional and local levels. Chengdu University of Technology, through the State Key Laboratory of Geo-hazard Prevention and Geo-environment Protection (SKLGP) has been pro-active in promoting such exchanges. We have hosted five successful international symposia to date in memory of the earthquake victims. These are the “Asian Regional Conference of IAEG” in 2009, “The 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 the 10th anniversary of the 2008 Wenchuan mega-earthquake, 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 April 15th, 2018.

Brochure

The 2nd Conference Brochure can be downlaod here (click to download)
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Conference Speakers

Plenary/Keynote Speakers


Runqiu Huang
Ministry of Ecology and Environment 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
Shimamoto Earth & Environment Laboratory Ltd., Japan


Giovanni Crosta
Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy


Yueping Yin
China Institute of Geo-Environment Monitoring ,China


Steven G. Evans
University of Waterloo, Canada


Ikuo Towhata
University of Tokyo, Japan


Joshua West
University of Southern California, USA


William Murphy
University of Leeds, UK


Niels Hovius
GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences, Germany


Cees van Westen
ITC, University of Twente, the Netherlands


Masahiro Chigira
Kyoto University, Japan


David Frost
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA


Filippo Catani
University of Firenze, Italy


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


Limin Zhang
Hongkong University of Science and Technology, Hongkong, China


Chyi-Tyi Lee
National Central University, Taiwan, China


Jia-jyun Dong
National Central University, Taiwan, China


Gonghui Wang
Kyoto University, Japan


Kerry McSaveney
Wellington Region Emergency Management Office, New Zealand


Simon Cox
GNS Science, New Zealand


Tristram Hales
Cardiff University, UK


Xingmin Meng
Lanzhou University,China


Zhenming Shi
Tongji University,China


Shengwen Qi
Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS,China


Chuan Tang
State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment Protection (SKLGP) ,China


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

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