Ladies and gentlemen, authorities, colleagues and friends of the global landslide community, the 6th World Landslide Forum in Florence begins November 14.
The World Landslide Forums are organized every three years to bring together scientists, engineers, practitioners, businesses, and policy makers from around the world to share progress on landslide risk reduction on a global scale.
The Sixth World Landslide Forum is entitled Landslide Science for Sustainable Development and contributes to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, through the Kyoto Commitment for Landslide Risk Reduction which was signed in 2020 by approximately 90 institutions.
The aim of the Forum is to create a common platform to promote cooperation between scientists, technicians, experts and policy makers dealing with landslides in order to define common priority actions for risk reduction on a global scale.
World Landslide Forums have been organized every three years since the first forum in Tokyo, Japan, in 2008. They are a common platform for scientists, engineers, practitioners and policy makers who are involved in landslide disaster risk reduction to present their latest progress.
A wide international audience, with interest into landslide disaster risk reduction, is expected to attend the Forum:
- Research and academic institutions
- Intergovernmental organizations
- Governmental and public organizations
- Olivier Dewitte (Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium)
- Xuanmei Fan (Chengdu University of Technology, China)
- Jonathan Godt (United States Geological Survey, U.S.A.)
- Giovanni Crosta (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
Opening Plenary Session on November 14.
Closing Plenary Session on November 17.
Parallel sessions will be held on November 15, 16 and 17.
Workshops and other side events on november 15, 16, 17 and 18.