WLF4 Plenary Programme on May 30, 2017 – Linhart Hall, CD

Opening Ceremony 09:00-12:00, Lunch 12:00-13:30, Plenary Session 13:30-17:30, Welcome Reception 18:00-20:00

Opening Addresses/Speeches 09:00-09:50

Yueping YIN, ICL President
Miro CERAR, Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia (tbc)
Irina BOKOVA, Director General of UNESCO (tbc)

Invited WLF4 Forum Lectures 10:00-12:00

“Cultural & Natural Heritage at landslide risk” by Claudio Margottini (Coordinator of the ICL successful thematic network, Italy)
“Subaerial landslide-generated waves: Numerical and laboratory simulations” by Behzad Ataie-Ashtiani (Editor of the thematic issue of Landslides, Iran)
“Rock fall occurrence and fragmentation” by Jordi Corominas (2016 Varnes Medal Recipient, Spain)

High-Level Panel Discussion 13:30-15:45

“Strengthening Intergovernmental Network and the International Programme on Landslides (IPL) for “ISDR-ICL SENDAI PARTNERSHIPS 2015-2025 for global promotion of understanding and reducing landslide disaster risk””
Presentation of ISDR-ICL Sendai Partnerships from UNISDR and ICL
Panel presentations – representatives from 17 signatories of Partnerships and Governments officers from landslide prone countries and Government officers supporting landslide disaster risk reduction efforts in developing countries.
Discussion for strengthening commitments of different parties.
Conclusion of High-level Panel Discussion.

Recognition of ICL and IPL Activities 16:00-17:30

IPL Award for Success by IPL-GPC.
Recognition of WCoEs 2017-2020.
Recognition of 2014-2017 IPL Award for Success.
Bestow the 2015, 2016 & 2017 Varnes Medal to the recipient from ICL President.
Bestow the 2014, 2015 & 2016 Best Paper Award to the recipient from ICL President.

Welcome Reception 18:00-20:00

Welcome Address by Her Excellency Ms. Irena Majcen, the Minister of the Environment and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Slovenia

WLF4 Plenary Programme on June 2, 2017 – Klub CD, CD

Lunch 12:00-13:30, Round Table Discussion 13:30-15:00, Closing Ceremony 15:30-16:30

Round Table Discussion: Review of WLF4 and Forum development towards WLF5 13:30-15:00

Panelists from ICL, WLF4 Theme Editors and Sendai Partnerships 2015-2025 Signatory Organizations

WLF4 Closing Ceremony 15:30-16:30

Speech by the new ICL President.
Recognition of the WLF4 Best Student Awards & WLF4 Best Photo Awards.
Introduction of the new ICL officers.
Handing of certificates to new IPL Projects and to new ICL Members.
Welcome Address to 5th WLF.

Detailed WLF4 Programme by Themes and Sessions

Detailed Schedule (in PDF) as of April 15, 2017

Detailed Schedule of Parallel Sessions on May 31 – June 2, 2017.

Overview of WLF4 Program

 Monday,
May 29
Tuesday,
May 30
Wednesday,
May 31
Thursday,
June 1
Friday,
June 2
Saturday,
June 3
Morning 08:30-12:00 Opening CeremonySessions 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 4.1, 5.1Sessions 1.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 4.2, 5.3Sessions 1.3, 2.4, 3.3, 4.3 & Student sessionPost-Forum
Study Tours
Forum LecturesSessions 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 4.1, 5.1Sessions 1.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 4.2, 5.3, 5.4Sessions 1.3, 2.4, 3.3, 4.5 & Student session
Lunch 12:00-13:30LunchOpen Session I
Poster Session
Open Session IIOpen Session III
Afternoon 13:30-17:00Forum
registration
High Level Panel
Discussion
Sessions 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2 / Round TableSessions 1.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 4.3, 4.4, 5.4WLF4 Round Table
Discussion
Recognition of ICL and IPL ActivitiesSessions 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 4.2, 5.2 / Round TableSessions 1.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 4.3, 4.4WLF4 Closing Ceremony till 16:30
Evening
Events
Welcome Reception at 18:00Forum
Banquet at 19:00
Student Session & Sessions up to 18:45
Open Session I - Call for contributionsResilience of communities exposed to landslide risk (COST Initiative).
Open Session II - Call for contributions by FAOStrengthening resilience of rural communities exposed to landslides and other natural hazards.
Open Session III - Call for contributions by U of Ljubljana & U of BresciaLandslide risk management, an integrated approach in time.
Poster Exhibition - Call for PostersPosters to be exhibited from Tuesday 12:00 till Friday 14:00. Poster Session in Foyer I on Wednesday 12:00-13:30.
WLF4 Photo ExhibitionPhotos will be exhibited from Monday till Friday 14:00 - casting votes possible till Friday lunch time.
WLF4 Technical ExhibitionTechnical Exhibition presence from Tuesday morning till Friday lunch time.
SIDE EVENTS:
2017 ICL-BOR Meeting09:00-17:00 on May 29, 2017, Venue: University of Ljubljana Main building
WLF5 Kyoto 2020 Organizing Committee Meeting16:00-18:00 on 31 May 2017, Venue: Club CD
MOP delavnica "Obvladovanje naravnih nesreč večjega obsega v Sloveniji" - Vabilo08:30-12:30 on 31 May, 2017, Venue: E4
IGS Workshop "Geosynthetics for slope stabilization"13:30-17:00 on 1 June, 2017, Venue: E4
IAEG Commission 37 on Landslide Nomenclature 17:15-19:00 on 1 June, 2017, Venue: E4

FORUM THEMES

A list of WLF4 accepted full papers

This is a list of 372 accepted full papers as of January 23, 2017 in a pdf format, divided into Technical Sessions and the Student Session. The list also determines the Forum volume – book (see column Section Category in the list) that each paper belongs to. The printed books will be distributed to the registered WLF4 participants in Ljubljana, according to the registration rules (Vol. 1 and another volume to each registered participant that has paid regular registration fee).

The distribution of Parallel sessions and the Student Session in the WLF4 program can be seen above in the table with the Overview Forum Program.

SENDAI PARTNERSHIPS 2015-2025

COORDINATOR: KYOJI SASSA

47 accepted full papers

ADVANCES IN LANDSLIDE SCIENCE

COORDINATOR: BINOD TIWARI

124 accepted full papers

ADVANCES IN LANDSLIDE TECHNOLOGY

COORDINATOR: ŽELJKO ARBANAS

68 accepted full papers

DIVERSITY OF LANDSLIDE FORMS

COORDINATOR: NICOLA CASAGLI

78 accepted full papers

LANDSLIDES IN DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS

COORDINATOR: VÍT VILÍMEK

55 accepted full papers

THEME 1

SENDAI PARTNERSHIPS 2015-2025
COORDINATOR: KYOJI SASSA (Japan)

ICL proposed “ISDR-ICL Sendai Partnerships 2015–2025 for global promotion of understanding and reducing landslide disaster risk – Tools for Implementing and Monitoring the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Sustainable Development Goals” to the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) held in Sendai, Japan on 14-18 March 2015. The proposal was formally accepted and sixteen intergovernmental, international and national organizations signed the Sendai Partnerships:

  • International Consortium on Landslides (ICL),
  • United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR),
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO),
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO),
  • United Nations University (UNU),
  • International Council for Science (ICSU),
  • World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO),
  • International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS),
  • International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG),
  • Cabinet Office, Government of Japan (CAO),
  • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Government of Japan (MEXT),
  • Kyoto University, Japan,
  • Science Council of Japan,
  • National Civil Protection Department, Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Government of Italy,
  • National Protection and Rescue Directorate, Republic of Croatia,
  • Global Risk Forum (GRF), Davos.
    These partnerships are the central activities within global landslide community from 2015-2025 contributing to the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction.

SESSION 1.1 – SENDAI PARTNERSHIPS 2015-2025 (12 papers)
Conveners: Kyoji Sassa (ICL) and other 16 signatory organizations

  1. Objectives and Proposed Activities of Sendai Partnerships.
  2. ISDR-ICL Landslide Teaching Tools.
  3. Papers from 16 signatory organizations stating their profiles and possible contribution to these partnerships.

SESSION 1.2 – INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME ON LANDSLIDES (IPL) (25 papers)
Convener: IPL-Global Promotion Committee

  1. Activities of World Centres of Excellence and its contribution to landslide risk reduction.
  2. Scientific and Technological Achievements and Activity reports of IPL projects.
  3. Activities of Regional and Thematic Networks.

SESSION 1.3 – LANDSLIDES AND SOCIETY (10 papers)
Convener: Irasema Alcántara-Ayala (Mexico), Sálvano Briceno (Venezuela/France), Paola Salvati (Italy)

  1. Legislation & Risk Communication for landslide risk reduction.
  2. International, national and regional efforts of Capacity Building & Education.
  3. Case studies of landslide risk reduction efforts integrating local and regional communities.

THEME 2

ADVANCES IN LANDSLIDE SCIENCE
COORDINATOR: BINOD TIWARI (USA)

    There has been a significant progress in the field of landslide science in recent years. This progress can be attributed to the development of field monitoring and remote sensing technology, development of robust devices for monitoring of landslides as well as field and laboratory testing, availability of highly precision sensors, development of large scale physical modelling facilities, development of high precision and high speed computational infrastructure, 2D to 4D numerical simulation programs, availability of high resolution remote sensing imagery and data processing capabilities, and many other factors. This volume of the WLF4 will include the recent advancements made in the research and implementation pertinent to the above mentioned activities in the past couple of years.

SESSION 2.1 – LANDSLIDE FIELD RECOGNITION & IDENTIFICATION: REMOTE SENSING TECHNIQUES, FIELD TECHNIQUES (24 papers)
Conveners: Mateja Jemec Auflič (Slovenia), Netra Prakash Bhandary (Japan), Filippo Catani (Italy), A A Virajh Dias (Sri Lanka), Ping Lu (China)

  1. An overview of the recent developments and research studies in landslide field recognition and identification techniques, including but not limited to various remote sensing techniques, field investigation methods, etc.
  2. Keynote and invited papers on recent research and development pertinent to the landslide field recognition and identification techniques.
  3. Individual papers pertinent to research studies and application of various remote sensing techniques available in practice.
  4. Individual papers pertinent to various investigation techniques pertinent to landslide recognition and identification at a micro and macro scale.

SESSION 2.2 – LANDSLIDE INVESTIGATION: FIELD INVESTIGATIONS, LABORATORY TESTING (25 papers)
Conveners: Beena Ajmera (USA), Netra Prakash Bhandary (Japan), Luciano Picarelli (Italy), Kaixi Xue (China)

  1. An overview of recent development at research and application of landslide investigation techniques, both in the field and laboratory levels.
  2. Keynote and invited papers on recent advances in field and laboratory based landslide investigation techniques.
  3. Individual papers pertinent to various in-situ landslide investigation methods.
  4. Individual papers pertinent to various large and small scale laboratory based landslide investigation methods, such as laboratory testing of soils and rocks.

SESSION 2.3 – LANDSLIDE MODELING: LANDSLIDE MECHANICS AND SIMULATION MODELS (21 papers)
Conveners: Binod Tiwari (USA), He Bin (China), Adrian Tohari (Indonesia), Ye-Ming Zhang (China)

  1. An overview of the recent developments and research studies pertinent to physical and numerical modeling related to landslides causes, mechanism and remediation techniques.
  2. Keynote and invited papers on recent research and development pertinent to the physical and numerical modeling for landslide causes, mechanism and remediation.
  3. Individual papers pertinent to research studies and application of various physical modeling techniques related to landslide causes, mechanism, and remediation.
  4. Individual papers pertinent to research studies and application of various numerical modeling techniques related to landslide causes, mechanism, and remediation.

SESSION 2.4 – LANDSLIDE HAZARD, RISK ASSESSMENT & PREDICTION: LANDSLIDE INVENTORIES & SUSCEPTIBILITY, HAZARD MAPPING METHODS, DAMAGE POTENTIAL (50 papers)
Conveners: Snježana Mihalić Arbanas (Croatia), Basanta Raj Adhikari (Nepal), Fausto Guzzetti (Italy), Huabin Wang (China)

  1. An overview of the recent developments and research studies pertinent to landslide hazards, risk assessment and prediction techniques.
  2. Keynote and invited papers on recent research and development pertinent to the landslide hazards, risk assessment and prediction techniques.
  3. Individual papers pertinent to research studies and application of LS inventories and identification of landslide susceptibility.
  4. Individual papers pertinent to research studies and application of various landslide hazard mapping techniques available in practice.
  5. Individual papers pertinent to research studies and application of various techniques to identify the damage potential due to landslides.

THEME 3

ADVANCES IN LANDSLIDE TECHNOLOGY
COORDINATOR: ŽELJKO ARBANAS (Croatia)

      The development of technology used in landslide identification, analyses, monitoring, prediction and remediation improved landslide science during last decades. In landslides risk reduction and sustainable disaster management, the main roles have three closely connected elements: monitoring, prediction and warning of landslides. Predictions of landslide occurrences are based on a deep understanding of all processes which lead to the slope failures in relationships with available measured monitoring data. Early warning system, based on landslide monitoring and prediction, is the most economical landslide risk reduction measure. Despite the significant advancement in landslides science, technology and landslide risk preparedness, the occurrences of landslide disaster are still numerous, unexpected and deadly in different reliefs and geological conditions over the world. The purpose of landslide stabilization and remediation measures is to ensure permanent stability of the slope against current and reasonably possible conditions in the slope. The successful application of each performed measure depends on correct recognition during the investigation of the specific soil and groundwater conditions in the field and application in the remediation design and each landslide stabilization design should be an original consideration about landslide geometry, active forces, soil or rock strength, and their development in time using innovative technologies.
    This volume of WLF4 will include the states of the art, the best practice techniques and overall experiences on monitoring, prediction and warning of landslides caused by different triggering factors in different parts of the world. Case studies about landslide disasters under different circumstances from all aspects of landslide praxis are also welcome. Well documented consideration, analyses and design descriptions used in landslide reduction, mitigation and remediation are expected as contributions to this volume.

SESSION 3.1 – LANDSLIDE MONITORING AND WARNING: MONITORING TECHNIQUES AND TECHNOLOGIES, EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS (41 papers)
Conveners: Željko Arbanas (Croatia), Matteo Berti (Italy), Byung-Gon Chae (Korea), Hyuck-Jin Park (Korea), Veronica Tofani (Italy), Gonghui Wang (Japan/China)

  1. A state-of-the-art report of the recent developments and research studies in landslide monitoring techniques and technologies and early warning systems, including various remote sensing techniques.
  2. Keynote and invited papers on recent research and development pertinent to the landslide monitoring techniques and technologies and early warning systems.
  3. Individual papers pertinent to research studies and application of various landslide monitoring techniques and technologies available in practice.
  4. Individual papers pertinent to various investigation techniques pertinent to landslide early warning systems.

SESSION 3.2 – LANDSLIDE DISASTERS AND RELIEF: CASE STUDIES, EMERGENCY MEASURES, FIRST AID, CIVIL PROTECTION MEASURES (6 papers)
Conveners: Faisal Fathani (Indonesia), Biljana Abolmasov (Serbia), Francisco Dourado (Brasil)

  1. An overview of recent landslide disasters in the word.
  2. Keynote and invited papers on recent landslide disasters in the world.
  3. Individual papers pertinent to case studies of landslide disasters and occurrences in the world.
  4. Individual papers pertinent to case studies of activities related to landslide post-disaster emergency measures, first aid, civil protection measures etc.

SESSION 3.3 – LANDSLIDE MITIGATION, REMEDIATION AND STABILIZATION: LANDSLIDE PROTECTION WORKS, LANDSLIDE STABILIZATION AND REMEDIATION, LANDSLIDE NON-STRUCTURAL MEASURES (20 papers)
Conveners:  Janko Logar (Slovenia), Che Hassandi Abdulah (Malaysia), Fei Cai (Japan), Sabatino Cuomo (Italy)

  1. A state-of-the-art report of the recent developments and research studies pertinent to landslide mitigation, remediation and stabilization.
  2. Keynote and invited papers on recent research and development pertinent to landslide mitigation, remediation and stabilization.
  3. Individual papers pertinent to research studies and application of various methods for landslide mitigation, remediation and stabilization.
  4. Individual papers pertinent to research studies and application of various non-structural methods for landslide mitigation, remediation and stabilization.

THEME 4

DIVERSITY OF LANDSLIDE FORMS
COORDINATOR: NICOLA CASAGLI (Italy)

      The term “landslide” describes a wide variety of processes that result in the downward and outward movement of slope-forming materials including rock, debris, soil, artificial fill, or a combination of these. The various types of landslides can be differentiated for example by the kinds of material involved, the mode of movement and velocity.
      Landslide occurrence varies according to different causes such as topographic profile, geology, tectonic history, weathering and erosion history and land use and triggers such an intense rainfall event, an earthquake, a volcanic eruption, a storm wave, or rapid stream erosion.
      Landslides and other types of natural hazards such as floods, droughts, wildfires, tsunamis, and volcanoes can be strongly correlated to the so-called cascade effects.
    This WLF4 volume will include recent research achievements related to different landslide types in terms of typology, material and triggering factors. This volume will include also research outcomes made on the relationship between landslides and other natural hazards.

SESSION 4.1 – EARTHQUAKE-INDUCED LANDSLIDES (14 papers)
Conveners: Kazuo Konagai (Japan), Gabriele Scarascia Mugnozza (Italy), Akihiko Wakai (Japan)

  1. An state-of-the-art report on the more recent developments in Earthquake-Induced Landslides studies, including teoretical and pratictal outcomes both from in field and laboratories experiences and analysis of the processes and mechanisms.
  2. Keynote and invited papers on the most recent and innovative studies on characterization, monitoring and modelling of slopes threatened by Earthquake-Induced Landslides.
  3. Individual papers pertinent to the assessment of the hazard of Earthquake-Induced Landslides at different levels ranging from regional studies to the site-specific evaluation of individual slopes.
  4. Individual papers related to the evaluation of the risk assessment, management and mitigation of earthquake-induced landslides, including, but not limited to, geological, geomorphological, geotechnical, hydrogeological and economical approaches using empirical, deterministic and statistical methodologies.
  5. Individual papers concerning instrumentation, monitoring technologies, prediction and early warning systems for Earthquake-Induced Landslides.

SESSION 4.2 – RAINFALL-INDUCED LANDSLIDES (27 papers)
Conveners: Hiroshi Fukuoka (Japan), Dalia Kirschbaum (USA), Jean Philippe Malet (France), Pasquale Versace (Italy)

  1. A state-of-the-art report on the more recent advances and researches in the field of Rainfall-Induced Landslides, including field investigation and monitoring, hazard assessment, risk management and design practices of stabilizing actions.
  2. Keynote and invited papers on the most innovative research approaches and applications of methods for the analysis of Rainfall-Induced Landslides from predisposing factors and triggering causes up to geographic and societal implications.
  3. Individual papers related to the development of numerical modelling for the analysis of the landslide initiation, propagation and spreading.
  4. Individual papers on techniques for susceptibility and hazard assessment with deterministic and statistical approaches ranging from slope scale to regional scale and considering different geological, geotechnical and climatic settings.
  5. Individual papers on risk assessment and management strategies, including empirical and physically-based thresholds, monitoring techniques, early warning systems, prevention/mitigation activities and public policies.

SESSION 4.3 – RAPID LANDSLIDES: DEBRIS FLOWS, MUDFLOWS, RAPID DEBRIS-SLIDES (11 papers)
Conveners: Giovanni Battista Crosta (Italy), Oldrich Hungr (Canada), Hirotaka Ochiai (Japan)

  1. A state-of-the-art report of the more recent developments and research studies in the field of rapid landslides, including field investigation and monitoring, numerical modelling, hazard investigation, development of early warning systems and design of countermeasures.
  2. Keynote and invited papers on the most recent and innovative research approaches for the analysis of the rapid landslides.
  3. Individual papers concerning the development of numerical modelling for the analysis of landslide initiation, flowing and deposition.
  4. Individual papers on risk management strategy, including monitoring techniques, early warning systems and design of countermeasures.
  5. Individual papers on in-situ and laboratory experiments for the collection of data on rapid landslides and calibration/validation of models.

SESSION 4.4 – LANDSLIDES IN ROCKS AND COMPLEX LANDSLIDES: ROCK TOPPLES, ROCK FALLS, ROCK SLIDES, COMPLEX LANDSLIDES (13 papers)
Conveners: Mauri McSaveney (New Zealand), Erick Eberhart (Canada), Paolo Frattini (Italy), Michael Jaboyedoff (Switzerland), Jan Klimeš (Czech Republic), Simon Loew (Switzerland)

  1. A state-of-the-art report of the more recent advancements and findings in the Rocks and Complex Landslides studies, including field and laboratory investigations, monitoring methods, modelling processes, hazard prediction techniques, early warning systems and risk mitigation methods.
  2. Keynote or invited papers on the most innovative research approaches for the identification and analysis of the Rocks and Complex Landslides at different spatial and temporal scales.
  3. Individual papers on in-situ and laboratory experiments for the landslide data collection and material characterization including invasive and not invasive techniques: geotechnical and hydrogeological analysis, remote sensing approaches, geophysical techniques.
  4. Individual papers concerning the identification and investigation of the preparatory factors leading to slope failure and the dynamic modelling of the post failure behavior in the spatial distribution and movement intensity.
  5. Individual papers on risk management approaches, including monitoring techniques, early warning systems and countermeasures design both as prevention and as post-event solution.

SESSION 4.5 – LANDSLIDES AND OTHER NATURAL HAZARDS: FLOODS, DROUGHTS, WILDFIRES, TSUNAMIS, VOLCANOES (8 papers)
Conveners: Peter Bobrowsky (Canada), Behzad Ataie-Ashtiani (Iran),  Mario Parise (Italy), Fawu Wang (Japan)

  1. A state-of-the-art report of the more recent developments and research studies on landslides and other natural hazards.
  2. Keynote and invited papers on the most recent and innovative research approaches for the analysis of the interaction between landslides and other natural hazards.
  3. Individual papers related to the characterization and analysis of the natural hazard deriving, as cascade effect, from landslides (e.g. floods and tsunamis) or causing landslides during a subsequent domino effect (e.g. droughts and wildfires).
  4. Individual papers concerning landslides on volcanoes: collapses influenced by volcanic activities and collapses not induced by the inner magmatic motion or external emission of juvenile material.

THEME 5

LANDSLIDES IN DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS
COORDINATOR: VÍT VILÍMEK (Czech Republic)

    The main goal of this session is to draw attention to the different variety of landslides with respect to communities, infrastructure and cultural heritage. Landslides in the natural environment will be covered as well, including all forms of aquatic environments. Recent progress in dating techniques has greatly improved the ability to determine the age of various types of landslides. Another challenge is to relate established landslide chronologies to regional paleo-environmental changes (e.g. paleo-seismic events, deglaciation, climatic changes, and human-induced deforestation). We would also like to draw attention to the variety of landslides in the context of different climatic zones, geomorphological and geotechnical settings and triggering factors, in order to gain better knowledge of the possibilities of mitigation and risk management.

SESSION 5.1 – LANDSLIDE INTERACTIONS WITH THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT (17 papers)
Conveners: Mike Winter (United Kingdom), Tom Dijkstra (United Kingdom), Janusz Wasowski (Italy)

  1. An overview of methodologies and techniques used to identify devastating effects on buildings, infrastructure and large engineering works as well as cultural heritage.
  2. Keynote and invited papers on most recent progress in this topic.
  3. Individual papers from risk analysis and resilience to socio-economic aspects.
  4. Individual papers describing the devastating effects, which could be used for education and future scientific and technological progress.

SESSION 5.2 – LANDSLIDES IN NATURAL ENVIRONMENT (6 papers)
Conveners: Jan Klimeš (Czech Republic), Ying Guo (China), Juan Carlos Loaiza (Colombia)

  1. An overview of methodologies and techniques used to analyse individual case studies from different natural environment (various climatic zones – e.g. tropical environment, alpine mountains, cold regions).
  2. Keynote and invited papers on recent research progress on landslides in the natural environment.
  3. Individual papers related to natural hazard analysis from different environments which predetermine a large variety of slope movements.
  4. Individual papers which stress triggering factors or regional aspects.

SESSION 5.3 – LANDSLIDES AND WATER (9 papers)
Conveners: Patrick Wassmer (France), Giovanna Capparelli (Italy), Timotej Verbovšek (Slovenia), Vít Vilímek (Czech Republic)

  1. An overview of methodologies and techniques used for landslide analysis associated with the aquatic environment (e.g. rivers and reservoirs, submarine and costal landslides, landslide-induced tsunamis).
  2. Keynote and invited papers on recent research progress in this topic.
  3. Individual papers related to landslide mitigation and risk management.
  4. Individual papers associated with the large variety of predisposing factors of the aquatic environment.

SESSION 5.4 – LANDSLIDES AS ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE PROXIES: LOOKING AT THE PAST (8 papers)
Conveners: Tomáš Pánek (Czech Republic), Jan Hradecký (Czech Republic), Bjoern Kalsnes (Norway), Marko Komac (Slovenia)

  1. An overview of methodologies and techniques used for landslide analysis in the context of environmental changes.
  2. Keynote and invited papers on recent research progress on landslides as proxies of past climate change related to paleo-earthquakes and human-induced paleo-environmental changes.
  3. Individual papers related to landslide chronologies and paleo-landslides, especially related to past environmental change.
  4. Individual papers related to changes in the frequency and magnitude of landslides.
  5. Individual papers related to landslide dating using historical documentary sources and tree-ring dated mass movements – high resolution datasets from the past few centuries.

SIDE EVENTS

SIDE EVENT 1 – WLF4 STUDENT SESSION (13 papers)
Conveners: Beena Ajmera (USA), Željko Arbanas (Croatia), Giovanni Battista Crosta (Italy), Johannes Huebl (Austria), Ko-Fei Liu (Chinese Taipei), Janko Logar (Slovenia), Paolo Simonini (Italy), Alexander Strom (Russia)

    Young student landslide researchers are the key of sustainable development of landslide science and community. The WLF4 is an opportunity for them to develop international collaborative networks. Students are encouraged to present their landslide research in the form of a regular Forum paper in the student session. The first author must be a student and the paper must be presented orally by the student, the number of paper’s co-authors is limited to three (i.e. since the student is the first author, 4 in total). Eligible papers will be evaluated by a panel of participating professors. Distinguished student awards (2–3) will be made to the first authors of the best presented papers judged under the different research and educational conditions of developed and developing countries. The ICL President will present the distinguished student awards to the recipients in the closing plenary session on 2 June 2017.

SIDE EVENT 2 – LANDSLIDES PHOTO CONTEST “LANDSLIDES AND MANKIND”
Conveners: Boštjan Pulko (Slovenia), Rok Gašparič (Slovenia), Arne Hodalič (Slovenia), Matjaž Mikoš (Slovenia)

Any photo showing the variety of landslide forms and their interaction with human activities, infrastructure, and landscape is invited to be submitted to this Photo Contest. Each photo should have also a short explanation, describing the landslide on the photo and giving its location, causes/triggering factors and consequences. A Word template will be offered for this purpose.
The photos should be submitted to one of the three categories:
1. Landslides from above (aerial photos).
2. Impacts of Landslides on infrastructure of any art.
3. Landslides and Mankind.
A selection of 20 photos in each category made by a four-member jury will be exhibited during the Forum in the WLF4 Photo Exhibition. The best photos in each category will be selected by additional voting of the Forum participants during the Forum. The authors of the three best photos in each category will receive practical awards sponsored by Nikon CEE GmbH during the Forum Closing Ceremony on Friday June 2, 2017.

POST-FORUM STUDY TOURS

Three Post-Forum Study Tours will be organized and are offered to Forum participants – they will run in parallel, i.e. each Forum participant may participate at only one. See attached PDFs below for detailed field trips overview. NOTE: these are not the final itineraries and might be subject to minor changes. Each tour has a minimum and a maximum number of participants. The open WLF4 Forum registration has an option to register for a selected Post-Forum Study Tour.

Variety of Landslide Forms in Slovenia

Post-Forum Study Tour #1: SLOVENIA

Living with slope mass movements in Slovenia and its surroundings (red route)- the tour is confirmed since more than 15 participants have enrolled so far. Free places still available – please edit your registration if you have registered already for WLF4.

Landslides in Croatia and in western Bosnia and Hercegovina was unfortunately cancelled due to low interest.

Post-Forum Study Tour #2: CROATIA AND BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

Landslides in the Dinarides and Pannonian Basin (green route) was unfortunately cancelled due to low interest.

Mitigation of Landslides in the Dolomite Region in northern Italy was unfortunately cancelled due to low interest.

Post-Forum Study Tour #3: ITALY

Outstanding and highly hazardous landslides in the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site (orange route) was unfortunately cancelled due to low interest.

FORUM SIDE EVENTS

WLF4 Student Session

    Young student landslide researchers are the key of sustainable development of landslide science and community. The WLF4 is an opportunity for them to develop international collaborative networks. Students are encouraged to present their landslide research in the form of a regular Forum paper in the student session. The first author must be a student and the paper must be presented orally by the student, the number of paper’s co-authors is limited to three (i.e. since the student is the first author, 4 in total). Eligible papers will be evaluated by a panel of participating professors. Distinguished student awards (2–3) will be made to the first authors of the best presented papers judged under the different research and educational conditions of developed and developing countries. The ICL President will present the distinguished student awards to the recipients in the closing plenary session on 2 June 2017.

WLF4 Landslide Photo Contest “Landslides and Mankind”

This Photo Contest is restricted to registered WLF4 participants. The submission of photos will be opened in early January 2017.
Any photo showing the variety of landslide forms and their interaction with human activities, infrastructure, and landscape is invited to be submitted to this Photo Contest.
Each photo should have also a short explanation, describing the landslide on the photo and giving its location, causes/triggering factors and consequences. A Word template will be offered for this purpose.
The photos should be submitted to one of the three categories:
1. Landslides from above (aerial photos).
2. Impacts of Landslides on infrastructure of any art.
3. Humans and Landslides (human causes, social impacts of landslides).
All received photos will be exhibited during the Forum in the WLF4 Photo Exhibition. The best photo in each category will be selected by a Jury and by voting of the Forum participants during the event. The results will be made public during the Forum Closing Ceremony on Friday June 2, 2017.

3rd ReSyLAB was adjourned to October 2017.

After 1st ReSyLAB (Zagreb, 2013) and 2nd ReSyLAB (Belgrade, 2015) the 3rd Regional symposium on landslides will be organised by the ICL Adriatic-Balkan Regional Network to be held in Ljubljana from October 11-13, 2017. Please, visit 3rd ReSyLAB home page for details.

One-day Workshop “Geosynthetics for slope stabilization”

The Italian Chapter AGI-IGS of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) will run an one-day workshop for all interested experts and also for the IGS members on June 1, 2017.
Organizers: Daniele Cazzuffi (IGS Past President, CESI SpA, Milano, Italy) and Sabatino Cuomo (University of Salerno, Italy)
Slope stability can be increased by modifying the ground surface geometry, through superficial or deep drainage, using soil improvement techniques, installing continuous or discrete retaining structures such as walls or piles. Geosynthetics are polymeric products commonly used for reinforcement and erosion control of man-made soil structures and artificial slopes. The reinforcement type, the soil mechanical properties and the anchorage system, as well as the extensibility, disposition and shape of the reinforcements lead to different behaviours in terms of deformation and strength. Geotechnical characteristics of the soil influence the stress distribution at the soil-reinforcement interface. The interaction behaviour between soil and geosynthetics is experimentally measured through pull-out tests and direct shear tests, and the resulting properties have direct implications on the design of reinforced soil structures. Inclined plane tests are also widely used, especially in Europe, for measuring the friction interface of geosynthetics.
The increasing use of geosynthetics as reinforcing elements in soil structures – eventually associated with vegetation – has greatly encouraged sophisticated experimental work, including laboratory models and centrifuge tests, and advanced numerical analyses, in order to gain a better insight into the reinforcement mechanisms as well as to validate or improve the existing design methods.
The workshop is aimed to provide an opportunity to researchers and practitioners for sharing experience, ideas and best practices in the field of slope stabilization through geosynthetics and related products.

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