The third meeting of the “LEWS Data” Working Group was held on September 20, 2021. The recording is available on our YouTube channel (video embedded below).
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).”
PhD-candidate: ROSA MARIA PALAU BERASTEGUI
University: UPC BarcelonaTech
Time, day: Thursday, September 23th 2021, 10:30 (CEST)
It is an online defense, everybody is able to attend.
NEWS received from
PhD StudentSwiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Mountain Hydrology and Mass Movements Research Unit
In a recently published article we assess the potential of simulated soil moisture for regional landslide early warning. For this study, soil moisture variation was simulated with a physically-based 1D soil water transfer model and forecasst goodness for landslides was assessed using a statistical landslide forecast model. In direct comparison with in-situ measured soil moisture we found that the overall representativeness for regional landslide occurence is high, however that it is particularly challenging to well characterize critical antecedent wetness conditions.
Wicki, A., Jansson, P.-E., Lehmann, P., Hauck, C., and Stähli, M.: Simulated or measured soil moisture: which one is adding more value to regional landslide early warning?, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 4585–4610, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-4585-2021, 2021.
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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
Paolo Mazzanti & Saverio Romeo
President of the International Consortium on Landslides
Davide Bertolo (Aosta Valley Region, Italy)
Daniele Giordan (CNR IRPI)
Communication strategy at the Mont de La Saxe monitoring system
Lene Kristensen & Gustav Pless
(Norwegian water resources and energy directorate)
Local LEWS operating for the Aknes and Mannen landslides in Norway
Davide Tiranti (ARPA Piemonte, Italy)
The territorial LEWS in Piemonte region, northern Italy.
Tulius Dias Nery
(Brazilian National Center for Alert Monitoring and Natural Disasters)
Alessandro Mondini (CNR IRPI)
SAR for landslide failure detection and mapping
Mauro Rossi (CNR IRPI) and WG1 members
A glossary for LEWS community
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.
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:
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).
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.
The recording of the LandAware kick-off meeting, held on 14 December 2020, is on YouTube for you to watch on demand.