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Nature-based solutions to risk reduction of avalanches, landslides, sediment transport and other forms of mass transport
Convener: Katalin Gillemot  | Co-Conveners: Anna Seres , David C. Finger 

Mass transport, gravitational mass movements or mass wasting are general terms for the natural downwards transfer of Earth material in the form of e.g. landslides, snow and ice avalanches, erosion, rockfalls, sediment transport or lava and pyroclastic-flows. Such events reshape the local topography and in many cases act as natural hazards, leading to significant economic loss or even seriously endangering human lives. 

Nature-based solutions are sustainable, economically viable and environmentally friendly resolutions to natural hazards, that enhance the resilience of the local ecosystems to such risks. Their importance is also highlighted in the EU Research and Innovation Policy Agenda on Nature-Based Solutions and Re-Naturing Cities implemented through the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. 

Even though different forms of mass transport may have very different characteristics, there is also a lot of common ground when identifying preventive measures to them, thus this session aims to bring together researchers working on a broad range of topics in nature-based solutions for the prevention and destruction-reduction of mass transport events. This includes (but is not restricted to) scientist working in soil science, geomorphology, cryospheric sciences, ecology, agriculture and forestry, sediment transport, volcanology or environmental engineering. We welcome submissions from all aspects related to the topic, including theory and numerical modeling, experiments, case and site studies or novel methods development.