DescriptionHeld at the Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile on October 12th and 13th 2017, the aim of this workshop was to discuss the tools and scientific approaches available to help facilitate the understanding and management of floods originating from glacial lakes and how these tools can be implemented by decision makers in land use planning. The event attracted >50 attendees from Chilean governmental agencies, commercial companies and academic institutions. In addition to raising the awareness of the socio-econmic risks associated with GLOFs in Chile and their links to climate change, recommendations compiled during this event were presented to members of the Chilean government with the aim of influencing key environmental legislation, such as the possible enactment of a national glacier protection law.
|Period||12 Oct 2017 → 13 Oct 2017|
|Location||Valdivia, ChileShow on map|
|Degree of Recognition||International|
Documents & Links
Glacial Hazards in Chile: Processes, Assessment, Mitigation and Risk Management Strategies
Project: Externally funded research