ICL-CGS Seminar on Geo-hazards in Xi’an

Date: 20 – 25 February 2011

Venue: Xi’an, China

In order to introduce the world’s latest advancements of geo-hazard researches to Chinese geologists, China Geological Survey (CGS) and the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL) will jointly organize a high-level seminar on geo-hazards as an activity of Landslide School Network of International Programme on Landslides (IPL). 5 global renowned specialists will give lectures on landslide mitigation. We cordially invite you to attend this important seminar.

International Summer School on Rockslides and Related Phenomena in the Kokomeren River Valley (Kyrgyzstan)

Date: 30 July – 14 August 2011

Venue: Kokomeren River valley (Central Tien Shan)

The annual International Summer School supported by ICL ( has been organized in 2006-2009. Previous field training courses were attended by participants from Czech Republic, Italy, USA, Germany, France, Belgium, New Zealand, Austria, Switzerland, Russia and Kyrgyzstan.

For details, please see: Summer School Announcement 2011

IPL-ICL Secretariat Meeting

Date: 28-29 January (Friday-Saturday) 2011

Venue: UNITWIN Headquarter Building, Kyoto University Uji Campus, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011 Japan

Past Events

The Ninth Session of Board of Representatives of International Consortium on Landslides and the Fifth Session of IPL Global Promotion Committee in November 2010

Date:       16-19 November 2010

Venue:  Room XIII and XIV (- 2nd Floor of  Bonvin Building, UNESCO Headquarters

1 Rue Miollis, Paris, France

Tel: +33-1-45 68 41 20, Fax: +33-1-45 68 58 21


2010 Steering Committee Meeting of ICL

Date: 17-19 May (Monday-Wednesday) 2010

Venue: Headquarters of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, I-00153 Rome

Host:  Thomas Hofer, Forestry Officer (Conservation and Hydrology) , Forestry Department

Tel: +39 06 5705-3191, E-mail:


International Workshop on Early Warning for Landslide Disaster Risk Reduction in the Eastern Asian Region

30 November – 5 December 2009

Venue: Kunming Hotel, Kunming, China

Field Trip: Xinping region, Yunnan Province, China

Conveners: Kyoji Sassa (Leader of IPL-C105 Early Warning of Landslides) and Yueping Yin (Department Director of the China Geological Survey)

This workshop was organized by ICL and China Geological Survey. In the two-day field trip to Xinping county of Yunnan Province, participants visited the village-based warning system of landslide and debris flow, monitoring system for rainfall induced landslides constructed by China Geological Survey.

In one-day workshop held in Kunming city, 16 papers were presented on warning system of landslide in China, Indonesia, New Zealand and United States.


17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering

5-9 October 2009

Venue: Alexandria, Egypt

Concept: “The Academia & Practice of Geotechnical Engineering”


The 17th ICSMGE received nearly 1,000 papers. There are five main conference themes: Theme 1 “Material Behavior and Testing” (Laboratory, In Situ Testing of Geomaterial, Physical/Constitutive Modeling, Problematic Soils, including Crushable Material/Expansive/Collapsible, Liquefiable, Laterittes, etc., Geosynthetic Material); Theme 2 “Analysis and Design” (Deep Foundations /Mega Piles and Barrettes, Embedded Retaining Structures, Slopes and Embankments, Underground Structures, Seismic Conditions); Theme 3 “Prediction, Monitoring & Evaluation of Performance” (Instrumentation, Monitoring of Performance and Evaluation, Monitoring for Interactive Design, Case Histories); Theme 4 “Construction Process” (Ground Improvement, Grouting and Injection, Groundwater Control, Natural Hazard Mitigation, Dredging – Land Reclamation); Theme 5 “Management, Training and Education” (Owner/Engineer/Contractor Relationships for Optimum and Safe Design, Owner, Engineer and Public Awareness of Importance of Geotechnical, Engineering, Management of Geotechnical Data and Processes, Training of Geotechnical Engineers (Practice/Academic) – Private and Public Sectors, Future of Geotechnical Engineering Education).


International Conference on Earthquake Engineering -the 1st Anniversary of Wenchuan Earthquake

9-12 May 2009

Venue: Chengdu, China


Conference Themes were: 1. Analysis of Wenchuan Earthquake Disaster; 2. Structural Seismology and Post-Earthquake Rebuilding Technology; 3. Post-earthquake Structural Evaluation and Retrofitting Technology; 4. Analysis of Seismic Response of Structures; 5. Methodology of Structural Aseismic Design; 6. Laboratory Study on Structural Seismic Performance; 7. Prevention of Earthquake-induced Geological Disaster and Disaster Reduction; 8. Seismic Motion and Engineering Seismology; 9. Aseismic Design Theory and Methodology for Slopes and Foundations; 10. Other Seismology related Themes. The Proceedings of International Conference on Earthquake Engineering, -The first anniversary of Wenchuan earthquake-, was published (Editors: W.H. Liang, Q. Li, B. Gao, 728p. )

A field trip to the areas heavily affected by the earthquake was made after the conference.


The Seventh Session of the Board of Representatives (BOR) of the International Consortium on Landslides

The Seventh Session of Board of Representatives of ICL was organized at Rose Hall of UNU in the morning of 17 November 2008. The activities of landslide research and capacity building in 2007 and 2008, and new members of ICL were reported, and the plan of activities in 2009 was examined and decided. 2008 Varnes Medal and 2007 Best Paper Award were decided. The enlargement of members of UNITWIN Cooperation Programme to the group of Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM) headed by Prof. Norio Okada was proposed basing on Item IV.2 as Phase two: extending the Programme to other participants and institutions than ICL members and DPRI/KU. Prof. Okada presented a short speech on IDRiM to the participants. Enlargement of Cooperation Network was much appreciated.

The Third Session of the IPL Global Promotion Committee 
The Third IPL Global Promotion Committee was organized at Rose Hall of UNU in the afternoon of 17 November 2008 which was chaired by Mr. Salvano Briceno, Director of UN-ISDR, Badaoui Rouhban, Director of Disaster Reduction of UNESCO and President of ICL.
The Committee identified 12 World Centres of Excellence on Landslide Risk Reduction from 11 countries from Europe, Asia, America and Africa based on the recommendation from the Independent Panel of Experts, chaired by Prof. Hans van Ginkel, the former Rector of UNU and the Under-Secretary General of the United Nations.
The Committee decided to organize the Second World Landslide Forum at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome, Italy in September 2011.
The criteria of the IPL Award of Success was also decided to be identified and conferred at the time of the Second World Landslide Forum.

The First World Landslide Forum

The First World Landslide Forum was organized on 18-21 November 2008 at the United Nations University in Tokyo. It consisted of 4 Plenary sessions and 21 parallel sessions
Plenary sessions:
1. Open Forum “Progress of IPL Activities”
Objectives of IPL, IPL projects on scientific/technical research, education (summer school), and landslide investigation and capacity building in Inca’s World Heritage Machu Picchu at landslide risk were presented and discussed.
2. Plenary Symposium “Global Landslide Risk Reduction”
Special report “Landslides triggered by the 2008 Sichuan earthquake and their impact” and 4 talks on Prediction, Marine landslide, debris flow mechanism and risk assessment and mitigation strategy were presented.
3. Keynote lectures: Effects of global change on landslide risk, and other lectures on Satellite remote sensing, earthquake-induced large landslides, wild fire, and protection of cultural heritage.
4. High level panel discussion “Landslides in Global Change-How to mitigate risk? Toward the Second World Landslide Forum in 2011″.

18 parallel Sessions, 2 round-table dialogues, and one poster session with a short presentation were organized as follows:
1. A look from space
2.Case Studies and National Experiences
3. Catastrophic slides and avalanches
4 Climate change and slope instability
5. Landslides threatening heritage sites
6. Economic and Social Impact of Landslides
7. Education, Capacity Building and Public Awareness for Disaster Reduction
8. Environmental Impact of Landslides
9. Landslides in General
10. Landslides and multi-hazards
11. Mapping: Inventories, Susceptibility, Hazard and Risk
12. Monitoring, prediction and early warning
13. Policy and Institutional framework for Disaster Reduction
14. Rainfall, debris flows and wildfires
15. Risk Management Strategies in Urban Areas
16. Engineering Measures for Landslide Disaster Mitigation
17. Watershed and Forest Management for Risk Reduction
18. Landslides in Dam Reservoirs.
Dialogues on country landslide issues
Dialogues on International Cooperation Initiatives
Poster session and oral short presentation

2008 Tokyo Declaration Strengthening the International Programme on Landslides (IPL) with UN-ISDR was adopted by participants seeking promotion of cooperation and support for the landslide risk reduction through the International Programme on Landslides at the closing session based on the result of high level panel discussion on 21 November 2008 (Attached)

Those satellite activities were conducted before and during the First World Landslide Forum.
1. Exhibition of Landslides and Risk Mitigation of the World (4 -28 November 2008) at the Exhibition Hall of UNU (2nd Floor)
The color posters of landslides, investigation techinologies and risk mitigation measures of the world were exhibited for one month free of charge to citizens and students as well as participants for the promotion of public awareness and education on landslide risk reduction.

2. International Conference (Satellite Conference of WLF) “Management of landslide hazards in Asian Pacific Region” was organized at Tohoku-Gakuin University, Sendai-city, by the Japan Landslide Society cosponsored by ICL from 11-15 November 2008. It includes the Field trip on large-scale landslides and earthquake induced landslides, Mountain collapse in the Tohoku Region of Japan. During the conference, posters of landslide disasters in Asian and Pacific region were displayed in Sendai-city.

3. The Symposium on Risk Management of World Heritage in Seismic Zone was free of charge organized at U-Thant Hall of UNU by the Ritsumeikan University (UNESCO-Chair on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management), ICL, and UNESCO, UNU on 17 November 2008. Trainees and lectures and a participant from UNESCO (World Heritage Centre) joined the First World Landslide Forum from 18 November 2008.

4. Public Forum “Protection of Society and Cultural and Natural Heritage” and “Landslides for Children was free of charge organized by ICL, UNESCO, UN-ISDR and UNU on 19 November 2008 at U-Thant Hall of UNU. It was aimed for public awareness and children education on landslide risk reduction.
Lectures by Salvano Briceno of UN-ISDR, Badaoui Rouhban of UNESCO, Hideaki Marui, the President of JLS, and talks by Margottini and K. Sassa on Bamiyan, Afganistan and Machu Picchu, Peru for the protection of cultural heritages. 52 children including 3 orphans of the 2006 Leyte landslide, Philippines, children from landslide disaster areas of Yamakoshi-Village and Saijo-city in Japan, and three mayors and 5 teachers presented their activities for disaster reduction in this forum.

WEB site of the First Landslide Forum:

The Sixth Session of the Board of Representatives (BOR) of International Consortium on Landslides, UNESCO, Paris

14 – 16 November 2007

Room XIII (-1 Floor) and XIV of Bonvin Building, UNESCO Headquarters
1 Rue Miollis, Paris, France
Tel: +33-1-45 68 41 20, Fax: +33-1-45 68 58 21

(Evening on 13 November (Tuesday)  Steering Committee meeting)
14 November (Wednesday)  6th Session of BOR /ICL
    9:00-18:00   Room XIII of Bonvin Building

15 November (Thursday) Planning Meeting of WLF in Room XIII and Room XIV
16 November (Friday) Planning Meeting of WLF in Room XIII     

Other sessions will be planned based on the application of papers to topic below.
Topic 1 Technological Development 
Topic 2 Targeted Landslides: Mechanisms and Impacts
Topic 3 Capacity Building 
Topic 4 Mitigation, Preparedness and Recovery
Topic 5 Case Studies in Regions/Types
Topic 6 Related Earth system Disasters and International Initiatives 
Topic 7 Others

Reference: The planned number of Parallel Sessions will be 24 in four rooms within UNU building.
Length of one session will be 90 minutes. Posters are planned to be displayed around the UTANT Hall (the biggest room). We will examine those in the organizing committee in October.

2007 International Forum on Landslide Disaster Management
The Forum will be held at the Council Chamber House at Room 809, 8th Floor Meng Wah Complex of the University of Hong Kong. The University is situated at Po Fu Lam Road, on the Western side of the Hong Kong Island.

10th International Symposium on Landslides And Engineered Slopes
The 10th International Symposium on Landslides and Engineered Slopes will be held from June 30 to July 4, 2008 in Xi’an China. The symposium is one of the most important activities of the Joint Technical Committee on Landslides and Engineered Slopes (JTC1) under the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM) and International Association on Engineering Geology (IAEG).

ALPPS 2008 
Alpine Landslide Problems and Projects Switzerland 2008
Bern, Switzerland, August 23 – September 3, 2008,1144,1144,1144&l=d

Fourth International Conference on Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation (DFHM)

Chengdu, China
10 – 14 September 2007

The International Erosion Control Association
Association of Engineering Geologists
United States Geological Survey
Japan Landslide Society
International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
International Consortium on Landslides (ICL)

Pre- and Post-conference Field trips:
(1) 4-days pre-conference field trip to Jiuzhaigou Valley in the north of Sichuan Province: to visit counter-debris-flow structures built behind the natural beauty of Jiuzhaigou Valley (one of the World Natural Heritage sites)
(2) 3-days post-conference field trip to the Dongchuan Debris Flow Observation and Research Station (DDFORS): to observe all evolutional stages of debris flows from initiation to termination.

Cheng-lung Chen, Ph.D.
Phone: 1-408-253-2322
Fax: 1-408-253-2322

First North American Landslide Conference
- Landslides and Society: Integrated Science, Engineering, Management, and Mitigation

3-8 June 2007
Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa, Vail, Colorado, USA

This conference has two major themes – “Monitoring & Management of Slopes & Landslides” and “Evaluation & Control of Landslides.” These themes include a variety of topics that emphasize latest developments and practical experiences across the entire spectrum of landslide management and mitigation issues – including scientific, technological, engineering design, and socio-economic aspects. The technical excursions on Wednesday provide field examples supporting many of these topics.

Themes :
Landslides and Society: An Overview of Landslide Processes / Advances in Landslide Mapping and Modeling / Advances in Parameterization, Instrumentation, and Monitoring / Appraisal of Instability and Risk / Loss Reduction Strategies

Earth and Rock Slides / Stabilization of Landslide Masses / Remedial Works and Hazard Mitigation / Debris Flows and Avalanches / Rockfall Evaluation and Control

Chairman : Dr. A. Keith Turner

Web site :

The First Session of IPL Global Promotion Committee andThe IPL Symposium on Landslide Risk Analysis and Sustainable Disaster Management (IPL Symposium 2007)

Date: 22-25 January 2007
Venue: United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan
Organizers: ICL, UNESCO, WMO, FAO, UN/ISDR, UNEP, UNU, KU and others

22 (Monday) January: Secretary Meeting

23 (Tuesday) January (9:00-17:00)
IPL Symposium 2007
Symposium: ICL has occasionally organized symposiums or round table discussion on IPL. The IPL Symposium 2007 is one of those meetings. It will publish the proceedings in CD as well as in the ICL web page. The papers will be reviewed by the volunteers.

(Call for Papers and instructions are uploaded in ICL web page.

24-25 (Wednesday-Thursday) January (9:00-17:00)
The First Session of IPL Global Promotion Committee

The 2008 World Landslide Forum and the World Centre of Excellence, and IPL Global Cooperation fields as well as the management of IPL Global Promotion Committee will be discussed.

Research Centre on Landslides
Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan
Tel: +81-774-38-4110, Fax: +81-774-32-5597

International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics 2006

Hongkong, China
4-6 August 2006

IDRC Davos 2006

JOINTLY ORGANIZED BY GADR Global Alliance for Disaster ReductionGDIN Global Disaster Information NetworkUNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UN/ISDR United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

Corresponding address:
Address: Conference secretariat
IDRC Davos 2006
SLF, Fluelastrasse 11
CH-7260 Davos Dorf

Phone: +41 (0)81 417 02 25
Fax: +41 (0)81 417 08 23

ICL organized a special workshop in this conference: Landslide risk reduction: integrated strategy for global action
See more for details.

INTERPRAEVENT International Symposium
“Disaster Mitigation of Debris Flows, Slope Failures and Landslides”
September 25-29, 2006 in Niigata, Japan

For more information:

16th World Conference on Disaster Management 
Toronto, Canada, June 18-21, 2006.

Information on submitting an abstract is available at:


Geohazards: Technical, Economical and Social Risk Evaluation 
18 – 21 June 2006
Lillehammer, Norway

For more information, please visit:

Fifth International Conference on Computer Simulation in Risk Analysis and Hazard Mitigation
19 – 21 June 2006, Malta

Organised by: Wessex Institute of Technology, UK
Sponsored by: WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment

The First General Assembly Meeting and the Fourth Session of the Board of Representatives (BOR) of International COnsortium on Landslides, Washington D.C., USA

12 – 14 October 2005

The General Assembly of the International Consortium on Landslides was organized every three years to report and disseminate ICL activities to the community of landslide research and capacity building over the world. The First ICL General Assembly Meeting and the Fourth Session of ICL Board of Representatives (BOR) were organized in Washington, D.C., USA on 12-14 October 2005.

Keck Center of the National Academy of Sciences,
500 5th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, U.S.A.

Organization Committee

Chairman: Peter T. LYTTLE, (US Geological Survey) and Kyoji Sassa (Kyoto University, Japan)
Tel: +1 (703) 648 6943
Fax: +1 (703) 648 6937

International Symposium on “Landslide Hazards in Orogenic Zones from the Himalaya to Island Arcs in Asia” 

25 – 26 September 2005

The Nepal Landslide Society (NELS) and Japan Landslide Society (JLS) in collaboration with Centre for Applied Research Development (CARD), Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal and International Landslide Centre (ILC), University of Durham, UK organized an International Symposium on “Landslide Hazards in Orogenic Zones from the Himalaya to Island Arcs in Asia” on 25th to 26th September 2005 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Based on the proposal from the leader of IPL M110 project “Capacity building in landslide hazard management and control for mountainous developing countries in Asia”, ICL has decided to jointly organize this International Symposium at the 3rd Session of the Board of Representatives of ICL held in October 2004 in Bratislava.


1. Landslide Hazard and Risk: Landslide classification for hazard management in monsoon Asia / The mechanics of slope materials in soils and rocks / Landslides triggered by large seismic and / or precipitation events / Landslide phenomenon in periglacial region / Site investigation and techniques / Hazard and risk mapping

2. Landslide Hazard Management: Pre-disaster management and mitigation / Post-disaster management and mitigation / Software (Non-structural) approaches to landslide problems

3. Geo-environmental Aspect of Landslides: Soil erosion and the development of badlands / Urban geology and slope management / Slope stability and waste management / Environmental management strategies for slope land terrains

Field Excursions

A Three-day pre-symposium excursion, from 22nd to 24th September 2005, was organized.  This was based in the Mugling-Narayanghat Highway, in and around Pokhara and along the Prithivi Highway from Mugling to Pokhara.
A One-day post-symposium field excursion was also conducted on the 27th of September, 2005 along the Naubise-Kurintar section of the Prithivi Highway.

Dr. Vishnu Dangol (Convener)
P.O. Box 5944 Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: + 977 – 1 ? 4471387, Fax:  + 977 – 1 – 4479761

Dr. Daisuke Higaki (Co-convener)Faculty of Agriculture and Life Science, Hirosaki University
Tel.: +81-172-39-3854
Web Site:


The International Workshop on Landslides in Machu Picchu, Peru

INC-Machu Picchu Office, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru
12 – 13 September 2005

12 September (Mon)
Workshop in INC-Machu Picchu Office, Aguas Calientes
1) ICL landslide investigation reports
2) Field trip to landslides in Machu Pichu
13 September (Tue)
Open Forum for Protection of Machu Picchu World Heritage and proposal for new investigation
3) Open forum for protection of Machu Picchu World Heritage

Organized by
International Consortium on Landslides (ICL)
Instituto Nacional de Cultura (INC)
Instituto Nacional de Recursos Naturales (INRENA )
Instituto Geologico Minero y Metalurgico (INGEMMET)
Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad (Cusco)

Secretariat of Organization Committee:
Research Centre on Landslides
Disaster Prevention Research Institute
Kyoto University, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan
Phone: +81-774-38-4110, Facsimile: +81-774-325597
Website: (Bulletin No.2)

The 2005 Steering Committee Meeting of the International Consortium on Landslides in Cairo, Egypt

15 – 18 May 2005

The first ICL Steering Committee Meeting was organized in Cairo, Egypt.
Venue: Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Giza 12613, Egypt
15 May (Sun) :
Lectures on Landslides in Machu Picchu cultural heritage

16 May (Mon) 9:00-17:30
Steering Committee Meeting

17 May (Tue) – 18 May (Wed)
Field trip to historical sites at landslide risk (Luxor)

United Nations World Conference on Disaster Reduction and its Thematic Session-Two New International Disaster Science and Capacity Building Initiatives: International Programme on Landslide (IPL) and International Flood Initiative / Programme (IFI/P) (Tentative title)- in Kobe, Japan

18 – 22 January 2005

The United Nations World Conference on Disaster Reduction (WCDR) was held on 18-22 January 2005 in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan. The Conference venue was Portopia Hotel and the adjoining International Conference Center and the Kobe International Exhibition Halls, in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture.  It took place immediately after the commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake which struck Kobe and its neighbouring area in the early hours on 17 January 1995, killing more than 6,400 people and injuring about 40,000. The Conference build on the findings of the review of the implementation of the Yokohama Strategy and Plan of Action of 1994, aiming at: Assessing achievements and identifying good practices; Defining the remaining challenges, critical needs and opportunities in disaster reduction initiatives worldwide and examining emerging issues; and, Developing a set of objectives and areas of action for disaster risk reduction to implement the objectives of the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation for Sustainable Development, as essential conditions to achieve the relevant Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s).

Within WCDR, a thematic session: Two New International Disaster Science and Capacity Building Initiatives: International Programme on Landslide (IPL) and International Flood Initiative / Programme (IFI/P) (Tentative title) were organized by combining two proposed thematic sessions on landslides and floods. The new merged session was organized by UNESCO, WMO (World Meteorological Organization), UNU (United Nations University), the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Government of Japan and ICL. This session focuses on the launching of new international flood initiative/programme (IFI/P) and the development of the International Programme on Landslides (IPL) coordinated by ICL. This session is supported by the Cabinet Office of Japan and MEXT-Japan as well as the International meeting series fund of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and the MEXT 21 century COE Programme for the Disaster Prevention Research Institute of Kyoto University.


The Fourth International Symposium on Landslide Risk Mitigation and Protection of Cultural and Natural Heritage, Kyoto, Japan

15 – 16 January 2005

ICL and the Research Centre on Landslides, Disaster Prevention Research Institute of Kyoto University (RCL/DPRI/KU) organized the Fourth International Symposium on Landslide Risk Mitigation and Protection of Cultural and Natural Heritage, in Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan on 15 – 16 January 2005.

Topics of the symposium were: (1) rapid landslides – case studies, mechanism, assessment of run-out area, etc.; (2) Earthquake-induced landslides; (3) Landslides triggered by heavy rainfall; (4) cultural and natural heritages at landslide risk – case studies, prediction and assessment, implementation of prevention works; (5) Special session on IPL (International Programme on Landslides) projects.

The fourth symposium was supported by the international meeting series fund of the Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) and MEXT 21st Century COE Program for DPRI, Kyoto University.

Venue: Clock Tower Centennial Hall of Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan


International Conference on Monitoring, Prediction and Mitigation of Water-Related Disasters (MPMD-2005), Kyoto, Japan

12-15 January 2005

Venue: Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto University
Yoshida Hommachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan

ICL is organizing its 3rd BOR meeting on 19 – 22 October 2004 in Bratislava, Slovakia.

32nd IGC Florence, Italy August 20 – 28, 2004
The 32nd International Geological Congress (32 IGC) will be held from August 20 to 28, 2004 in Florence, Italy.
The Congress is being organized in co-operation with, and under the sponsorship of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), and the various member countries of the Mediterranean Consortium. Read more about the congress here.

The IX International Symposium on Landslides Rio, Brazil
The IX ISL was held from 28 June to 2 July 2004 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2004 ICL Steering Committee Members Meeting in Geneva
ICL has organized its steering committee meeting on May 2-7 in Geneva

International Conference on Slope Engineering, Hong Kong
The international conference organized by the University of Hong Kong and supported by ICL and other organizations was held on December 8 – 10, 2003 in Hong Kong. The theme of the conference was environment-friendly slope engineering embracing many sub-themes like debris flow, rock fall, hazard and assessment, etc.

ICL’s 2nd BOARD OF REPRESENTATIVES meeting in Canada
ICL organized its 2nd BOR meeting on 28 October – 1 November 2003 in Vancouver, Canada (Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre – Labatt Hall).

RCL Established 
The new Research Center on Landslides (RCL) has commenced its work on 1st of April 2003. The International Consortium on Landslides (ICL) together with the Research Center on Landslides (RCL) will enhance and contribute to the International Programmme on Landslides (IPL). Click here to see the framework and structure for ICL, IPL and RCL.

Geoindicators in Mountainous Areas
An International Workshop on Geoindicators partly supported by ICL was held in Sacred Inca Valley (Cuzco – Urubamba), Peru, 30 Sept. -5 Oct. 2002. The report is now available on the IUGS Geoindicators Initiative (GEOIN) website,



American Geophysical Union (Fall Meeting)

5-9 December 2005
San Francisco, California, USA

Contact: E. Terry,
AGU Meetings Department,
2000 Florida Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC 20009 USA ;
Phone: +1 202 777 7335;
Fax: +1 202 328 0566;
E-mail:; or;
Web Site:

Geological Society of Africa
(13th International Conference on Geology and Development)

16-22 December 2005
Cairo, Egypt

Contact: Dr Mahmoud Abdeen,
GSAf Vice-President, 23, Joseph Bruz Tito St.;
El-Nozha El-Gedida, Cairo, Egypt;
P.O. Box: 1564
Alf Maskan;
Phone: +2-02-6225835, 92;
Fax.: +2-02-6225833;
Web Site: ).



European Geosciences Union (EGU), (General Assembly)

2-7 April 2006
Vienna, Austria

Contact: EGU Office,
Max-Planck-Str. 13,
37191 Katlenburg-Lindau,
Phone: +49-5556-1440;
Fax: +49-5556-4709;
Web Site:


IV International Conference on Unsaturated Soils

2 – 5 April 2006
Carefree, Arizona, United States 

Contact person: Gerald (Jerry) Miller
Web Site:

Euroscience Open Forum: ESOF 2006

15 – 19 July 2006
ESOF, Munich, Germany

Contact: Siemin Beyersdorf
Project Administrator ESOF2006
Wissenschaft im Dialog gGmbH
Markgrafenstrasse 37, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)30 – 20 67 29 94
Fax: + 49 (0)30 – 20 64 92 05
Web Site:

36th COSPAR (Committee on Space Research) SCIENTIFIC ASSEMBLY

16 – 23 JULY 2006
Beijing, China

COSPAR Secretariat
51, bd. de Montmorency, 75016 Paris, France
Tel: 0033-1-45250679
Fax: 0033-1-40509827

Local Organizing Committee Contact
Prof. Ji Wu
CNCOSPAR SECRETARIAT, No. 1, Nanertiao, Zhongguancun
100080 Beijing, China
Tel: 0086-10-62653261
Fax: 0086-10-62653261

Web Site:

Engineering geology for tomorrow’s cities (10th IAEG International Congress)

6-10 September 2006
Jubilee Conference Centre
University of Nottingham, UK

Contact: General inquiries:;
specific inquiries releated to the Technical Program;
Web Site:

VIth European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering

6 – 8 September 2006
Graz University of Technology , Graz, Austria 

Contact person: Florian Scharinger
Address:Institute for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Graz University of Technology, Rechbauerstr 12A-8010 Graz Austria

Phone: 43 (0)316 873 6234
Fax: 43 (0)316 873 6232
Web Site:

International Association of Hydrogeologists (34th International Congress)

9-13 October 2006
Beijing, China

Contact: E-mail:;
Web SIte:
Geological Society of America (Annual Meeting)

22-25 October 2006
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Contact: GSA Meetings Dept.,
P.O. Box 9140,
Boulder, CO 80301-9140, USA;
Phone: +1 303 447 2020;
Fax: +1 303 447 1133;
Web Site:

Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium, “Rock Mechanics in Underground Construction,” (4th International)

8-10 November 2006
Singapore, Republic of Singapore

Contact: ARMS-4 Secretariat,
Meeting Matters International, 5 Toh Tuck Link,
Singapore 596224;
Phone: (+65) 6466 5775;
Fax: (+65) 6467 7667,
Web Site:

American Geophysical Union (Fall Meeting)

11-15 December 2006
San Francisco, California, USA

Contact: E. Terry,
AGU Meetings Department,
2000 Florida Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC 20009 USA ;
Phone: +1 202 777 7335;
Fax: +1 202 328 0566;
E-mail:; or;
Web Site:



Geological Society of America (Annual Meeting)

28-31 October 2007
Denver, Colorado, USA

Contact: GSA Meetings Dept.
P.O. Box 9140, Boulder, CO 80301-9140, USA
Phone: +1 303 447 2020
Fax: +1 303 447 1133
Web Site:

American Geophysical Union (Fall Meeting)

10-14 December 2007
San Francisco, California, USA

Contact: E. Terry
AGU Meetings Department
2000 Florida Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009 USA
Phone: +1 202 777 7335
Fax: +1 202 328 0566
E-mail: ;
Web Site:



10th International Symposium on Landslides and Engineered Slopes
30 June – 4 July 2008
Xi’an, China 

Contact person: Zuyu Chen
Address:China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research,
P.O. Box 366, 100044 Beijing, China
Phone: +86 10 6878 6976
Fax: +86 10 6843 3272
Web Site:

Geological Society of America (Annual Meeting)

26-30 October 2008
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Contact: GSA Meetings
Dept., P.O. Box 9140, Boulder, CO 80301-9140, USA
Phone: +1 303 447 2020
Fax: +1 303 447 1133
Web Site:

American Geophysical Union (Fall Meeting)

15-19 December 2008
San Francisco, California, USA

Contact: E. Terry
AGU Meetings Department
2000 Florida Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009 USA
Phone: +1 202 777 7335
Fax: +1 202 328 0566
E-mail: ;
Web Site:



Geological Society of America (Annual Meeting)

18-21 October 2009
Portland, Oregon, USA

Contact: GSA Meetings Dept.
P.O. Box 9140, Boulder, CO 80301-9140, USA
Phone: +1 303 447 2020
Fax: +1 303 447 1133
Web Site: