Programme Groups

NH – Natural Hazards

NH1 – Hydro-Meteorological Hazards
NH2 – Volcanic Hazards
NH3 – Landslide Hazards
NH4 – Earthquake Hazards
NH5 – Sea and Ocean Hazards
NH6 – Snow Avalanches and Glacial Hazards
NH7 – Wildfire Hazards
NH8 – Environmental and other Hazards (Heavy Metals, Karst, Radon, Space Weather)
NH9 – Natural Hazards and Society (Risk, Vulnerability, Reinsurance, Education, Communications, etc.)
NH10 – Multihazards (sessions bringing together > 1 hazard; not covered in other sessions)
NH11 – Short Courses
NH12 – Co-listed sessions

Plinius Medal Lecture by Ira Didenkulova
Convener: Bruce D. Malamud 
Sergey Soloviev Medal Lecture by David Keefer
Convener: Bruce D. Malamud 
NH1 –  Hydro-Meteorological Hazards
Lightning: physics, detection and atmospheric effects (co-organized)
Convener: Hans D. Betz  | Co-Conveners: Karen Aplin , Colin Price , Yoav Yair , Serge Soula 
Flood risk and uncertainty (co-organized)
Convener: Giuseppe Tito Aronica  | Co-Conveners: Heiko Apel , Guy J.-P. Schumann 
Assessment of Weather-related Risk on Agricultural Production and Agribusiness (co-organized)
Convener: Ana Maria Tarquis  | Co-Convener: NIcolas R. Dalezios 
Extreme events induced by extreme weather and climate change: Evaluation and forecasting of disaster risk and proactive planning (co-organized)
Convener: Athanasios Loukas  | Co-Conveners: Maria-Carmen Llasat , Uwe Ulbrich 
Hydrometeorological modeling under extremes: issues of scale, dependence and robust frameworks for collective risk assessment
Convener: Boyko Dodov  | Co-Conveners: András Bárdossy , Murugesu Sivapalan , Antonio Parodi , Efi Foufoula-Georgiou 
Precipitation: from measurement to modelling and application in catchment hydrology (co-organized)
Convener: Remko Uijlenhoet  | Co-Conveners: Alin Andrei Carsteanu , Chris Onof , Alexis Berne , Paolo Burlando , Tim Bellerby 
Towards practical applications in ensemble hydro-meteorological forecasting (co-organized)
Convener: Yi He  | Co-Conveners: Florian Pappenberger , Albrecht Weerts , Michael Bruen , Maria-Helena Ramos 
Flash floods: Observations, modelling, forecasting and impacts (co-organized)
Convener: Marco Borga  | Co-Conveners: Jan Szolgay , Rolf Weingartner , Giuseppe Tito Aronica , Günter Blöschl 
Improving process understanding, classification, model development and evaluation in hydrology using comparative assessment techniques
Convener: Fabrizio Fenicia  | Co-Conveners: Jim Freer , Tobias Krueger , Koray K. Yilmaz 
NH2 –  Volcanic Hazards
Hazardous volcanic flows associated with eruptions and landslides (co-organized)
Co-Conveners: Antonio Costa , Helene Massol , Micol Todesco , Marcel Hürlimann , Alexander Belousov , Oleg Melnik 
Passive satellite techniques and ground-based potential field investigations of volcanic activity
Convener: Nicola Pergola  | Co-Conveners: Valerio Tramutoli , Fred Prata 
Understanding and forecasting of volcanic hazards and risks: paradigms and progress (co-organized)
Convener: Warner Marzocchi  | Co-Convener: Gordon Woo 
NH3 –  Landslide Hazards
Landslide Forecasting
Convener: Fausto Guzzetti  | Co-Conveners: Mario Parise , Giulio G.R. Iovine , Denis Cohen 
Landslides, ground-failures and mass movements induced by earthquakes and volcanic activity (including Sergey Soloviev Medal Lecture)
Convener: Vincenzo Del Gaudio  | Co-Conveners: Randall W. Jibson , Janusz Wasowski 
Remote sensing and geophysical techniques for investigating unstable slopes (co-listed in GI and GM)
Convener: Janusz Wasowski  | Co-Conveners: Vincenzo Del Gaudio , Gilles Grandjean 
Mechanisms of landslides under seismic and rainstorm conditions
Convener: Hiroshi Fukuoka  | Co-Conveners: Irasema Alcántara-Ayala , Ogbonnaya Igwe 
Landslides monitoring and characterization using high resolution DEM, LIDAR and other DEM techniques
Convener: Marc-Henri Derron  | Co-Conveners: Michel Jaboyedoff , Corey Froese 
Large slope instabilities: from dating, triggering, monitoring and evolution modelling to hazard assessment
Convener: Giovanni Crosta  | Co-Conveners: Michel Jaboyedoff , Oliver Korup 
Landslide risk assessment methods and strategies
Convener: Paola Reichenbach  | Co-Conveners: Andreas Günther , Fausto Guzzetti 
Hydrological, hydraulic, and mechanical effects of plants for slope stability
Convener: Hans Peter Rauch  | Co-Conveners: Frank Graf , Freddy Rey , Federico Preti 
Documentation and monitoring of landslides and debris flows for mathematical modelling and design of mitigation measures
Convener: Luca Franzi  | Co-Conveners: Massimo Arattano , Daniele Giordan , Norifumi Hotta , Paolo Allasia , Muneyuki Arai 
Rainfall triggered landslides and debris flows and their effect on erosion and sediment yield in river catchments
Convener: Paolo Frattini  | Co-Convener: Giovanni Crosta 
Prediction and classification techniques in landslide hazard assessment
Convener: Biswajeet Pradhan  | Co-Convener: Lee Saro 
Rockfall I&II: Detachment, trajectory modelling, deposition and mitigation strategies (co-organized)
Co-Conveners: Nick Rosser , Luuk Dorren , Frédéric Berger , Axel Volkwein 
Hydrological processes in landslide research: analysis and quantification (co-organized)
Convener: Thom Bogaard  | Co-Conveners: Jean-Philippe Malet , Erwin Zehe , Falk Lindenmaier 
NH4 –  Earthquake Hazards
Large Magnitude Earthquakes and Tsunami Activity in 2010: Views on The Haiti and Chile Events (co-organized)
Conveners: Mourad Bezzeghoud , Ramon Carbonell , Stefano Tinti 
Earthquake Risk and Loss Estimates: New Directions (co-organized)
Seismic hazard evaluation, precursory phenomena and reliability of prediction (co-organized)
Convener: Michael E. Contadakis  | Co-Convener: Pier Francesco Biagi 
Seismo electro-magnetic phenomena and earthquakes precursors (co-organized)
Convener: Pier Francesco Biagi  | Co-Conveners: Masashi Hayakawa , Oleg Molchanov 
Deformation processes and accompanying mechanical and electromagnetic phenomena, for rocks and other materials, from the laboratory to the geophysical scale (co-organized)
Convener: Konstantinos Eftaxias  | Co-Convener: Qinghua Huang 
One year after the Abruzzo 2009 earthquake (co-organized)
Convener: Fabrizio Storti  | Co-Conveners: Sergio Vinciguerra , Ramon Carbonell 
Crustal faulting and deformation processes observed by interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) (co-organized)
Co-Conveners: Thomas R. Walter , Riccardo Lanari 
Mechanics, structure and evolution of fault zones (co-organized)
Convener: Renaud Toussaint  | Co-Conveners: Fabrizio Agosta , Giulio Di Toro , Bob Holdsworth , Francois Renard , Steven Smith 
Earthquake Source Rupture Models, Slip Distribution Studies, and Nucleation and Growth of Fault Systems (co-organized)
Convener: Georg Rümpker 
Time-dependent earthquake processes and seismic hazard: physics and statistics (co-organized)
Co-Conveners: Massimo Cocco , Gert Zöller 
Earthquake and Tsunami Early Warnings (co-organized)
Co-Convener: Stefano Tinti 
Subduction zone dynamics: seismogenic zone and forearc deformation (co-organized)
Convener: Nina Kukowski  | Co-Conveners: Hans-Peter Bunge , Taras Gerya , John McCloskey , Frederik Tilmann 
Fault zone processes from (integrated) geophysical imaging (co-organized)
Convener: CharLotte Krawczyk  | Co-Conveners: Stella Pytharouli , James Kirkpatrick 
Caribbean and South American subduction zones: subduction processes and resulting tectonics, seismogenesis and fore-arc evolution (co-organized)
Convener: Boris Marcaillou  | Co-Conveners: Paola Vannucchi , Ernst Flueh 
NH5 –  Sea and Ocean Hazards
Tsunamis of different origins: new developments in modeling hazard, vulnerability and risk (including Plinius Medal Lecture)
Convener: Stefano Tinti  | Co-Conveners: Ira Didenkulova , Marta Marcos 
Extreme Sea Waves
Convener: Efim Pelinovsky  | Co-Convener: Christian Kharif 
Large Magnitude Earthquakes and Tsunami Activity in 2010: Views on The Haiti and Chile Events (co-organized)
Conveners: Mourad Bezzeghoud , Ramon Carbonell , Stefano Tinti 
NH6 –  Snow Avalanches and Glacial Hazards
Glacial Lake Outburst Floods: Current issues - future concerns (co-organized)
Convener: John Reynolds  | Co-Conveners: Christian Huggel , Duncan J. Quincey 
Snow cover and avalanches
Co-Conveners: Jürg Schweizer , Alec van Herwijnen , David McClung 
NH7 –  Wildfire Hazards
Wildfires, Weather and Climate (co-organized)
Convener: Mário Pereira  | Co-Conveners: Ricardo Trigo , Mike Wotton 
Spatial and temporal patterns of wildfires: models, theory, and reality (co-organized)
Convener: Rosa Lasaponara  | Co-Conveners: Luciano Telesca , Donald McKenzie 
Fire in the Earth System: Impacts and Feedbacks (co-organized)
Convener: Allan Spessa  | Co-Conveners: Johannes Kaiser , Jose Gomez-Dans 
NH8 –  Environmental and other Hazards (Heavy Metals, Karst, Radon, Space Weather)
Heavy-metal contamination of water, air, soil, and foodcrops (co-organized)
Convener: Jennifer A. Holden  | Co-Conveners: Bruce D. Malamud , Loretta Li , Konstantinos Kostarelos 
Geomorphology and Hazards in Karst Areas (co-organized)
Convener: Mario Parise  | Co-Conveners: Jo De Waele , Francisco Gutierrez 
Radon health and natural hazards.
Convener: Gavin Gillmore  | Co-Conveners: Vivek Walia , Robin Crockett , Tadeusz Przylibski , BAJWA BIKRAM JIT SINGH 
CO2 migration from analogue and technical reservoirs with latest updates from CO2 storage pilots (co-organized)
Convener: Michael Kühn  | Co-Conveners: Claus Otto , Bert van der Meer 
Space Weather and its Effects on Terrestrial and Geo-Space Environments: Science and Applications (co-organized)
Convener: Norma B. Crosby  | Co-Convener: Mirela Voiculescu 
NH9 –  Natural Hazards and Society (Risk, Vulnerability, Reinsurance, Education, Communications, etc.)
Developing Future Approaches to Climate and Geo-hazard Risk Assessment: Relating Disaster Risk Reduction and Risk Transfer (co-organized)
Convener: Matthew Foote  | Co-Convener: Anselm Smolka 
Vulnerability in Natural Hazard and Risk Analysis
Convener: Joern Birkmann  | Co-Conveners: Thomas Glade , Sven Fuchs 
Natural Hazards Education and Communications to Students, Government Officials, and the Public (co-organized)
Convener: Bruce D. Malamud  | Co-Conveners: Yoav Yair , Oded Katz , Giorgio Boni , Maria-Carmen Llasat 
Natural Hazards and Technological Disasters
Convener: Elena Petrova  | Co-Convener: Ana Maria Cruz Naranjo 
Social Sciences in Natural Hazards Research: Interdisciplinary Research Approaches
Convener: Eric Lindquist  | Co-Convener: Ron Hagelman III 
Reconstructing terrestrial and coastal hazards from geological archives: mechanisms, processes, and predictability
Conveners: Crescenzo Violante , Achim Brauer 
Warning systems for natural and man-made hazards
Convener: Fausto Guzzetti 
Mountain Risks and integrated multi-risk analysis: predictions, management and governance - in context of climate and societal change (co-organized)
Convener: Thom Bogaard  | Co-Conveners: Stefan Schneiderbauer , Jean-Philippe Malet 
The impact of hazards on urban areas and landscape
Convener: Maria Bostenaru Dan  | Co-Convener: Agostino Goretti 
Natural Hazard Resilient Cities
Convener: damien serre  | Co-Convener: Bruno Barroca 
Environmental hazards and Ancient Societies: Lessons from the Past?
Convener: Manuel Sintubin  | Co-Conveners: Klaus-G. Hinzen , Alessandro Maria Michetti , Miguel Angel Rodriguez Pascua 
NH10 –  Multihazards (sessions bringing together > 1 hazard; not covered in other sessions)
Innovative techniques for evaluating, mapping, and decreasing the risk posed by dangerous phenomena: from modelling to monitoring, to knowledge dissemination
Convener: Giulio G.R. Iovine  | Co-Conveners: Johannes Huebl , Manuel Pastor , Christoph Aubrecht , Stefan Scheer 
Georisks connected with large dam projects
Rock Physics and Natural Hazards (co-organized)
Convener: Sergio Vinciguerra  | Co-Conveners: Philip Benson , Dan Faulkner , Georg Dresen 
NH11 –  Short Courses
An Introduction to Time-Series Analysis for the Investigation of Natural Hazards (co-organized)
Convener: Robin Crockett 
NH12 –  Co-listed sessions
Ionospheric threats to GNSS based systems in view of the next solar maximum
Convener: Giorgiana De Franceschi  | Co-Conveners: Alain Bourdillon , Jan Laštovička 
Geomorphic Processes in coupled hillslope-channel systems
Convener: Thomas Hoffmann  | Co-Conveners: Michael Maerker , Oliver Korup , Johannes B. Ries 
Hillslope processes in space and time
Convener: Birgit Terhorst 
The geomorphic significance of mass wasting processes
Convener: Francesco Brardinoni  | Co-Convener: Brian McArdell 
Geomorphic response to environmental change
Co-Conveners: Simon Armitage , Ian Candy , Gilles Erkens , Gerard Govers , Thomas Hoffmann , Olav Slaymaker 
Dynamics of rocky coastlines
Convener: Nick Rosser  | Co-Conveners: Michael Lim , Wayne Stephenson , David Kennedy 
Sedimentary processes and diagnostic features of high energy event deposits - storm, hurricane, tsunami (co-sponsored by IAS)
Convener: Heinrich Bahlburg 
Postfire hydrology and erosion processes: linking impacts across spatial and temporal scales
Convener: Gary Sheridan  | Co-Conveners: Susan Cannon , Patrick Lane