Drought: analysis and strategies of adaptation
The Scientific and Technical Research Centre on Arid Regions (CRSTRA) in Biskra, Algeria, has organised an international workshop on strategies of adaptation to the drought involving national and international partners at all levels of society - political, scientifique, civil society. The workshop took place in Biskra 21 and 22 November 2010.
Flood and Landslide Issues in the Black Sea Region
Turkish Presidency for Disaster and Emergency Management (AFAD), supported by the EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement, has organised an international seminar on flood and landslide issues in the Black Sea region in Trabzon on 26 and 27 October. The seminar aimed at assessing the present and future challenges for the public and private sectors facing these calamities and suggesting appropriate solutions to those challenges.
of Coastal Recreational Resources
conference is focused on selected coastal management issues related
yacht marinas, ecotourism and conservation, and the
impact of coastal hazards on such resources.
The conference is organised by the
on Insular Coastal Dynamics (ICoD)
of Malta and will take place in Grosseto, Italy on 27-30
The Public Establishment of the Loire is organising a
conference on the management of flooding on 14 October
2010 in Nantes. For more information please consult:
Risks: bringing science to society
European Centre for Geomorphologic Hazards in
cooperation with other European partners is organising
an international conference on mountain risks in
Florence (Italy) from 24 to 26 November 2010.
The main objective of the conference is first to
contribute to a better knowledge of the interaction of
natural, engineering, economical and human sciences on
mountain risks management, and second to highlight the
fact that information is vital in terms of assisting the
planning and development processes as well as
effectively reducing the risks.
Workshop on Induced
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
European Centre for Geodynamics and Seismology
are organising a workshop on "Induced seismicity" in
Luxembourg on 15-17 November 2010.
The aim of the workshop is to bring together leading
scientists that work in this field: mainly academic
researchers as well as representatives from state
geological surveys or state earthquake monitoring
agencies. For more information, please visit the
on the prevention of flooding
The Public Establishment of the Loire is
organising a conference on the prevention of flooding on
22 September 2010 in Paris.
Poster of the meeting
and protection of cultural heritage facing climate
The Council of Europe, in
collaboration with the European University Centre for
Cultural Heritage (CUEBC), is organising a European
course on the management and protection of cultural
heritage facing climate change. The course will be held
in Villa Rufolo in Ravello, Italy from 4 to 8 October
2010. It is open only to applicants from European
course on Climate Change: impact on health, human
environment and water
aims at developing specific
knowledge on the main features of climate change, and of
its impact on health, human environment and water.
Applicants should be young people with high
scientific background from Europe or from member states
of the EUR-OPA Agreement: engineers, geologists,
biologists, students in medicine.
The course will be held in Strasbourg from 20 to 24
Seismologist Training Course
The Euro-Mediterranean Seismological
which is part of the EUR-OPA specialised centres is
organising a training course for young seismologists in
Montpellier from 13 to 17 September 2010. The training
will be dedicated to urban
seismology and led by the
Laboratory of Internal Geophysic and Tectonophysic (LGIT)
of Grenoble. For more information,
please consult the following web site:
14th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering
The Conference is organised by the
Macedonian Association for Earthquake Engineering (MAEE)
and will be held in Ohrid ("the former Yugoslav Republic
of Macedonia") from 30 August to 3 September 2010.
The conference will provide a great opportunity for exchanging
ideas on the present situation of earthquake engineering
and its implementation in protection of population and national
economies against seismic impacts and development of risk
prevention culture. Different workshops on existing joint
projects will also be organised.
For more information please consult the following web page:
of businesses against floods and the vulnerability of
prevention of flood risk in the Loire basin and its
tributaries constitutes a major field of intervention
for the Loire River Basin Authority which is organising
a conference on this topic on 8 June 2010 in Orleans
(Auditorium of the Bureau of Geological and Mining
For more information please consult:
50th anniversary of the seism in
Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Evaluation and Prevention
of Seismic Risks (CEPRIS) of Rabat (Morocco) organised in collaboration with the Faculty of Science
of Agadir an international scientific meeting to mark
the 50th anniversary of the earthquake in Agadir from
1960. The event took place in Agadir on 26-28
February. For more information, please consult:
Meeting of the Working group on Ethics and Disaster Risk
The main objective of the meeting was to review
and complete as appropriate the draft text of the
European and Mediterranean Ethical Charter on Resilience
to Disasters. The draft text concerns both natural and
technological hazards and aims at improving
preparedness and dealing with ethical problems related
to victims of disasters.
meeting took place in Paris on 19 January.