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Webinars on Landslide Monitoring for Early Warning Systems

NEWS received from
Jose Antonio Gili Ripoll (UPC, Spain)

On behalf of the PyrMove and GeoRisk projects, we are happy to announce four one-hour webinars on “Landslide Monitoring for Early Warning Systems” (2nd Edition), to be held this April, every Wednesday after lunchtime.

The webinar series goal is to disseminate new techniques and concepts that might help in landslide monitoring and modelling. These new solutions may be the base of some Early Warning Systems for controlling and managing the risk, in order to reduce damage or losses.

The webinars are addressed to professionals working in the risk management field, but also to the administration and public authorities responsible of the landslide and rockfall prone areas. Academics and students are also welcomed!

Webinars agenda

Wednesday, 6th of April, 2022. 15:00-16:00 (CEST)
Mixed Reality tools for visualization of complex spatial data in geomechanics – by Joan Roca (BGC Engineering)

Wednesday, 20th of April, 2022. 14:00-15:00 (CEST)    
Distributed fiber optic sensing for geotechnical monitoring – by Werner Lienhart (T. U. Graz)

Wednesday, 27thof April, 2022. 14:00-15:00 (CEST)
Filling the gap between monitoring and modelling in geotechnical engineering – by Cristian de Santos (SAALG Geomechanics)

Wednesday, 4th of May, 2022. 14:00-15:00 (CEST)
Slope stability monitoring using Remote IoT Technology – by Àngela Lluch & Víctor Salines (WorldSensing)

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Practical directions to follow the webinars

The technical sessions will be held in English. The attendance is free. The webinars will be held online through a Google Meet session

For the first webinar (Wednesday, 6 April · 15:00) the link will be: https://meet.google.com/sif-ftdu-oxd  (Meet code: sif-ftdu-oxd)

Next sessions will use a different MEET code. To be invited to one or several days, a simple pre-webinar registration is required: you must send an email to
EWS.webinars.April2021@gmail.com (the “2021” in the address is not a mistake, this gmail was configured for the 1st edition!) indicating your intention to attend to one or several webinars. You will receive the webinar link the day before each session.

In this link you may find a PDF with the factual information about the four webinars, a short description about the ‘PyrMove’ and the ‘GeoRisk’ projects and some useful links.

If you want, you can watch the four last-year webinars (April 2021) at the Youtube Webinar channel

For additional information, do not hesitate to contact the webinars ‘curators’: j.gili@upc.edu Technical University Catalonia (UPC)  &
marc.janeras@icgc.cat Institut Cartogràfic Geològic Catalunya (ICGC, Barcelona, Spain)

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News from members

New article: Landslide risk assessment considering socionatural factors

NEWS received from
Paulo Hader – São Paulo State University (UNESP)

New article: Risk cross-referencing for landslide risk assessment at a municipal scale, by Paulo Hader and co-authors from São Paulo State University, Brazil

This recently published paper proposes a model for landslide risk assessment at the municipal scale, useful for early waninrg purposes.
Three products, being rainfall thresholds, landslide susceptibility map and social vulnerability map were produced statistically. To couple them, the authors used a two-matrix approach, where in the first matrix the susceptibility map and the vulnerability map were crossed, constituting the socio-natural criterion; and in the second matrix, the rainfall thresholds were coupled to the socionatural criterion, allowing a real-time assessment.
The authors found that the model offers easy adaptation and calibration once new data emerges, as well as being able to be integrated into a landslide early warning system to make explicit the areas of highest degree of loss, where interventions can be made in advance to reduce the risk in specific areas.

Reference: Hader, P.R.P., Reis, F.A.G.V. & Peixoto, A.S.P. (2021) Landslide risk assessment considering socionatural factors: methodology and application to Cubatão municipality, São Paulo, Brazil. Natural Hazards
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-021-04991-4

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LandAware network WG02 Communication-Networking WG04 eLearning

Meet the LandAware experts

Some of the interviews broadcast in short versions during the
LandAware MayDay round-the-clock conference.
Here are the extended versions of all interviews.

Mateja Jemec Auflič
(Geological Survey of Slovenia)
The Slovenian Landslide Prediction System
Interview to Mateja Jemec Auflič, by Stefano Luigi Gariano

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Paolo Mazzanti & Saverio Romeo
(NHAZCA)
Interview to Paolo Mazzanti and Saverio Romeo, by Stefano Luigi Gariano

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Nicola Casagli
President of the International Consortium on Landslides
Interview to Nicola Casagli, by Stefano Luigi Gariano

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Davide Bertolo (Aosta Valley Region, Italy)
Daniele Giordan (CNR IRPI)
Communication strategy at the Mont de La Saxe monitoring system
Interview to Davide Bertolo and Daniele Giordan, by Stefano Luigi Gariano

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Lene Kristensen & Gustav Pless
(Norwegian water resources and energy directorate)
Local LEWS operating for the Aknes and Mannen landslides in Norway
Interview to Lene Kristensen and Gustav Pless, by Michele Calvello

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Davide Tiranti (ARPA Piemonte, Italy)
The territorial LEWS in Piemonte region, northern Italy.
Interview to Davide Tiranti, by Michele Calvello

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Tulius Dias Nery
(Brazilian National Center for Alert Monitoring and Natural Disasters)
Interview to Tulius Dias Nery, by Isabela Horta

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Alessandro Mondini (CNR IRPI)
SAR for landslide failure detection and mapping
Presentation by Alessandro Mondini

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Mauro Rossi (CNR IRPI) and WG1 members
A glossary for LEWS community
Presentation by Mauro Rossi (CNR IRPI)

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LandAware network WG03 Communication with stakeholders

MayDay session on Communication and stakeholder engagement for LEWS

Blog post by Mirianna Budimir

We want to hear from you!

Challenges still remain in bridging the gap between providing scientific warning information and translating that into useful information for stakeholders. Best-practice guidance for early warning systems recommends engaging with stakeholders to co-produce useful forecast and warning information for decision makers. However, this is still a big ask and barriers, challenges, and gaps still remain in this process – including for landslide early warning systems. To address these challenges, LandAware have established a Working Group focusing specifically on this topic.

As part of the MayDay conference, Dr. Mirianna Budimir, Senior DRR Advisor from Practical Action, an international development organisation with global expertise in early warning systems, will share existing lessons and best practice from the wider early warning system field that can be applied specifically to landslide early warning systems. Using examples from operational landslide early warning systems, she will share key learning and practical recommendations about communicating warnings and engaging with stakeholders effectively.

As part of the session, we will invite participants to share their experiences of working with stakeholders and developing communication strategies for landslide early warning systems. We want to hear and share your experiences, challenges, strategies, successes, and lessons, in order to learn from each other within LandAware. Your reflections and questions will also inform the development of SHEAR programme guidance materials aimed at supporting better communication and stakeholder engagement for LEWS.

If you are interested in participating and contributing to the conversation, don’t forget to add it to your calendar:

20th May, 10:00-11:00 CEST

Contact us to feature in an upcoming publication

Are you involved in issuing landslide forecasts or warnings as part of an operational, live system? If so, please contact Mirianna to share your experiences outside of (or in addition to) the MayDay session. Your input will contribute to and could feature in an upcoming SHEAR programme publication which will provide examples and guidance on developing forecast information for institutional decision makers.