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4th World Landslide Forum (4WLF)

 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

 

Room Linhart Hall: Opening Addresses/Speeches

  • Yueping Yin, ICL President

  • Qunli Han, UNESCO DG Representative

  • JH.E. Keiji Fukuda, Ambassador of Japan in Slovenia

  • Matjaž Mikoš, WLF4 Forum Chair

 

Room Linhart Hall: WLF4 Forum Lectures

Chair: Peter Bobrowsky, Geological Survey of Canada, ICL President-elect

Sálvano Briceño, Senior advisor of ICL, Former Director of UNISDR (2001-2011)

  • Rupestrian world heritage sites: Instability investigation and sustainable mitigation by Claudio Margottini (Coordinator of the ICL successful thematic network, Italy)

  • Rock fall occurrence and fragmentation by Jordi Corominas (2016 Varnes Medal Recipient, Spain)

  • Glacial lake outburst floods by Vít Vilimek (Editor of 2016 thematic issue of Landslides, Czech Republic)

  • Landslides and Society by Irasema Alcántara-Ayala (Convener of Session 1-3 Landslides and Society, Mexico)

Discussion for Understanding of Landslide Disaster Risk

 

Room Linhart Hall: High-Level Panel Discussion

Video message from Robert Glasser, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and Head of The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) 

Chair: Jakob Rhyner, Vice rector of UNU 

Moderator: Kaoru Takara, ICL Treasurer, Director of Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University

Panelists:  

Signatory organizations:

Kyoji Sassa, Executive Director of ICL: proposing and host organization

Qunli Han, Chair of IPL-Global Promotion Committee, Director of UNESCO Ecological and Earth Sciences

Andrey Kushlin, Deputy Director of the FAO Forestry Department

Alasdair Hainsworth, Chief of the WMO DRR Services Division

Irasema Alcantara-Ayala, on behalf of ICSU President, Gordon McBean

Roland Oberhänsli, Former President of IUGS

Alik Ismail-Zadeh, Secretary General of IUGG

Satoru Nishikawa, Former director, Disaster Preparedness and International Cooperation, Cabinet office of Japan

Paola Pagliara, Manager, National Centre for Forecasting and Surveillance for Hydrologic and Hydraulic Risk, Italian Civil Protection Department (DPC)

Walter Ammann, President of Global Risk Forum, Davos

 

Potential additional signatory organizations 

Miloš Bizjak, State Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Republic of Slovenia

Nguyen Linh Ngoc, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietna

Rudi Phadmanto, Deputy Minster, the Indonesian National Agency for Disaster Management

Shuaib Lwasa, Chair of the IRDR Science Committee

Luca Demicheli, Secretary General of EuroGeoSurveys

 

Experts/Advisers 

Sálvano Briceño, Senior advisor of ICL, Former Director of UNISDR (2001-2011)

Badaoui Rouhban, IPL Advisor, Former Director, Unit for Natural Disasters, UNESCO

 

Room Linhart Hall: Recognition of ICL and IPL Activities

Chairs: Qunli Han, Chair of IPL-GPC, UNESCO; Yueping Yin, President of ICL

  • Explanation of World Centers of Excellence (WCoEs), IPL Award for Success by IPL-GPC

  • Recognition of WCoEs 2017-2020

  • Certificates are awarded from by Qunli Han, Chair of IPL-GPC, UNESCO

 

Brief remarks by the head of each Centre and leader.

  • Recognition of 2014-2017 IPL Award for Success (2 awards)

  • Certificates are awarded by Qunli Han, Chair of IPL-GPC, UNESCO

 

Brief remarks by each of the recipients.

  • Explanation of Varnes Medal and Best paper Award by BOR/ICL.

  • Bestow the 2015 Varnes Medal to the recipient from ICL President.

  • Bestow the 2016 Varnes Medal to the recipient from ICL President.

  • Bestow the 2017 Varnes Medal to the recipient from ICL President.

 

A short talk by each recipient.

  • Bestow the 2014 Best Paper Award to the recipient from ICL President.

  • Bestow the 2015 Best paper Award to the recipient from ICL President.

  • Bestow the 2016 Best paper Award to the recipient from ICL President.

 

A short talk by each recipient.

  • Bestow the 2016 best reporter Award for the World Report on Landslides from ICL President.