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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.

The 6th World Landslide Forum is focused on Landslide Science for sustainable development and will be hosted in Florence from 14 to 17 November 2023, as a contribution to the Kyoto 2020 Commitment for global promotion of understanding and reducing landslide disaster risk (KLC2020), a Commitment to the Sendai Landslide Partnerships 2015-2025, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goals, the New Urban Agenda and the Paris Agreement.

The aim of the Forum is to provide a platform to achieve a fruitful cooperation among landslide researchers to define shared priority actions for landslide risk reduction on a global scale. The Forum will deal with the main aspects related to landslide analysis; landslide monitoring and early warning, landslide modelling, landslide hazard and risk assessment, mitigation techniques, landslide triggering mechanism and climate change.

In line with the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals the Forum will be a sustainable event. The Forum is hosted in Florence city center, with everything at walking distance and no printed material. The Forum programme and proceedings will be distributed to the participants in electronic format.

Who should attend?

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
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Other organizations and entities
  • Engineers and practitioners
  • Private sector and enterprises
  • Other stakeholders


The WLF6 organizing committee would like to invite session proposals related to the Forum Themes. The deadline of call for sessions proposal will be February 28, 2022.

Creativity and innovation are positively encouraged in the development of session proposal. We strongly encourage inclusive and diverse convener teams that reflect (i) multiple countries and institutes; (ii) different career stages, especially the inclusion of early career scientists; (iii) gender diversity and (iv) involvement of scientists from developing countries.

When making suggestions of new session please select one of Forum Themes listed here.
For any additional information on submission please contact

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