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Adaptation strategies to Climate Change for mitigation measures and protection systems in natural hazard management
Convener: J. Huebl  | Co-Convener: Rudolf-Miklau 

Climate change is expected to have a multiple impact on the risks due to geological and water related hazards. An increase of frequancy and intensity of catastrophic events is predicted although available data are not meaningful enough in order to proof changes on a regional level. The development of protection strategies and migitigation measures is highly dependant on realistic models for dangerous processes and precise assessment of hazard potential in watersheds and risk areas. The specification of design events (design criterion) for structural and non-structural protection measures is of paramount importance their effectiveness. Uncerainties due to Climate Chance may cause failure in planning concerning stability, durability, usability and level of protection. Furthermore the optimization of integrated risk management strategies (including land use, event management, preparedness) is dependant on a reliable knowledge of all possible catastrophe scenarios.
The session should attract all scientists and practioneers who work in the field of risk assessment, modelling of natural hazard processes, hazard mapping, risk planning, design of protection measures and event management concering different natural hazards (floods, debris flow, avalanches, landslides, rock fall, permafrost, storms) and serve as a platform for an exchange of experiance and new approaches to a better adaptation of natural hazard management to climate change.
The session will be hold in technical cooperation with the EU project AdaptAlp.