LandAware network

Presentation of the network at WLF5

Presentation of the LandAware network at WLF5, the 5th World Landslide Forum “Implementing and Monitoring the Sendai Landslide Partnerships 2015-2025” (2-6 November 2021, Kyoto, Japan)

Theme 3: Monitoring and Early Warning

Companion paper, published on Landslides

WG04 eLearning

Second online meeting of WG04 “eLearning”

The second meeting of the “eLearning” Working Group was held on October 5, 2021. The recording is available on our YouTube channel (video embedded below).

News from members

PhD-thesis defense (online) at UPC on 23/09/2021: Rosa Palau

NEWS received from
Marcel Hurlimann, UPC (Spain)

Title of PhD Thesis: “Landslide and debris flow warning at regional scale. A real-time system using susceptibility mapping, radar rainfall and hydrometeorological thresholds for Catalonia (NE Spain).”


University: UPC BarcelonaTech

Time, day: Thursday, September 23th 2021, 10:30 (CEST)


It is an online defense, everybody is able to attend.

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The first LandAware round-the-clock conference will be a “MayDay”

Join us for the LandAware MayDay round-the-clock Conference!

When: from 19 May 2021 14:00 CET to 20 May 2021 14:00 CET

Where: online (free registration required)

What: see the preliminary program

And if have one or more photos regarding landslides or landslide early warning to share… participate in the MayDay 2021 photo contest

Updated info at:

WG06 LEWS data

Second online meeting of WG06 “LEWS data”

The second meeting of the “LEWS Data” Working Group was held on April 14, 2021. The recording is available on our YouTube channel (video embedded below).

WG06 LEWS data

First online meeting of WG06 “LEWS data”

The first meeting of the “LEWS Data” Working Group was held on January 26, 2021. Are you a member of this WG but you missed the meeting? No problem, watch the recording, and use the online tools that have been set up for you to actively contribute to this WG.

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Recording of LandAware kick-off 2020

The recording of the LandAware kick-off meeting, held on 14 December 2020, is on YouTube for you to watch on demand.

Enjoy it!

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LandAware kick-off 2020

The kick-off event of the network will take place online on Zoom on Monday 14 December 2020, 13:30-15:30 CET.

REGISTER by filling the following Google form:
(the link to join the Zoom meeting will be sent by email to registered participants 1-day before the event)

The 2-hour event will include a presentation of the network and of its working groups, as well as invited lectures and a final interactive session (see detailed program below).

Schedule of the event

Note: being aware that the time of the event will not allow the easy participation of potentially interested people from all time-zones, the event will be recorded and later posted online for watching on demand.

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International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction “LandAware is committed!”

The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction celebrates, since many years, how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face.

LandAware, the multi-disciplinary international network of experts in Landslide Early Warning Systems, sees worldwide cooperation and experience sharing among professionals and researchers as a primary driver for addressing and promoting (landslide) Disaster Risk Reduction.

We are young, we are just born, but we are already committed!

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LandAware in the journal “Landslides”

A News/Kyoto Commitment article has been published today (online first) on the scientific journal “Landslides” to present the LandAware network to the many readers of the journal.

Calvello M, Devoli G, Freeborough K, Gariano SL; Guzzetti F, Kirschbaum D, Nakaya H, Robbins J, Stähli M (2020). LandAware: a new international network on Landslide Early Warning Systems. Landslides, online first.

Extracts from the article

Many recent international initiatives have been highlighting the importance of EWSs for disaster risk reduction purposes. [..] In response to these global initiatives, natural hazard experts working with EWSs around the world have recently founded programs and networks to promote international collaboration among members engaged in both surveillance of natural hazards and issuance of warnings to key stakeholders (authorities and public). Among them we can mention multi-hazard initiatives, such as the multi-stakeholder International Network for Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems promoted by the World Meteorological Organization, as well as initiatives focusing on single natural hazards, such as the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Tsunami Programme, the World Organization of Volcanic Observatories, the Global Seismographic Network of the IRIS consortium in the USA, and the European Avalanche Warning Services. Filling a gap in this global scenario, and in response to the abovementioned requests from the landslide risk scientific community, in July 2020 a multi-disciplinary international network of experts in LEWS was founded. The network is named “LandAware – the international network on Landslide Early Warning Systems”.

[..] upcoming activities of LandAware will always be, given the stated purposes of the network, in line with Kyoto Landslide Commitment 2020 priority action no. 1, which aims at promoting “the development of people-centered early warning technology for landslides with increased precision and reliable prediction both in time and location, especially in a changing climate context.”