With the beautiful Rocky Mountains covering half the state, Colorado shares the problem of debris-flow hazards with other mountainous areas of the world. Against this backdrop, scientists, engineers, and policy makers from around the world will be able to share new research and ideas in the field of debris flows.
The following topics (and more!) will be the focus of the 7th International Conference on Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation.
- Debris-flow initiation
- Mechanics of debris-flow growth
- Debris-flow mobility
- Debris-flow deposits and fan morphology
- Physical and numerical modeling of debris flows
- Debris-flow monitoring and alert systems
- Applications of new technologies
- Forensic case studies of debris flows
- Prediction and assessment of debris-flow hazards and risk
- Emergency planning and response
- Debris-flow mitigation
- Role of disturbance in debris-flow initiation and mobility
- Data integration and sharing
- Needs of local government end users
We are happy to announce that Nadine Feiger, who did her master's thesis (ETH Zurich) on Flexible debris flow barriers and their service ability proof will be presenting at the conference.