We received an invitation to contribute to the forthcoming Workshop on “Climate Change and Mountain Risks in the European Alps: from Recognition to Management”, to be held in Saas-Fee (Switzerland), August 23-27, 2021.

You will find all relevant information related to this meeting, including a registration and abstract submission form as well as a dedicated hotel online booking form, on the following website: https://c-cia.ch/c-cia-workshop-2021/

The deadline for registration is June 15.

Further details can be found here: https://c-cia.ch/workshop_venue/

We would like to draw your attention to a workshop that the University of Geneva, together with the Free University of Bolzano, University of Graz and WSL are organizing in late August 2021 in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. Although research on climate change in the European Alps and related mountain risks is rich and thriving, more inter-disciplinary research and collaboration is needed to manage and reduce the impacts of extreme events, build more resilient communities, and prevent natural hazards from escalating into disasters.

The proposed Saas-Fee 2021 Workshop thus aims at bringing together experts with natural and social science as well as environmental engineering backgrounds to discuss implications of climate change on natural hazards and the related risks across the European Alps. The focus of the workshop will be on mass movement processes originating from the changing cryosphere (all types of landslides, but also snow avalanches). In addition to enhancing scientific knowledge with case studies of recent or expected events, we also invite presentations suggesting adaptation strategies and policy guidance.

The workshop will also look into possible methods on how to reduce disaster risk by looking at measures including spatial planning, protection forests, early-warning systems as well as organizational measures, protective structures or awareness-building. Possible outputs of the Workshop include joint review publications in a leading journal and perhaps the first steps towards building up a consortium for the Horizon Europe project of the EU.