Natural Hazards - Lessons to be Learned

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 18 September 2012 to 20 September 2012

Where: Vladikavkaz, Russia


A workshop dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Kolka Glacier event is being organised in Vladikavkaz, Russia, on September 18-20, 2012, including a visit to the disaster site in Karmadon. This workshop will be part of a larger conference on natural and man-made hazards in mountain areas, which is run under the patronage of the Head of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania.

Topics include:

  • Present status of the Kolka glacier/Genaldon valley and forecast for the future.
  • Glacier hazard assessment and mitigation, in the local region and worldwide.
  • Techniques for monitoring unstable glaciers and other glacier hazards.
  • Socioeconomic aspects of glacial hazards and high mountain risks.
  • Other relevant topics are also welcome.
    Working languages are English and Russian. It is planned to provide simultaneous translation.

For more information, please contact:
Prof. Jean Schneider (jean.schneider [at]
Dr. Sergey Chernomorets (devdorak [at]