ISTE IDYST SEMINAR SERIES AUTUMN SEMESTER 2021
Climate change is impacting the frequency and magnitude of natural hazards, with possible adverse impacts on mountain communities. Yet, data on past events is often lacking, rendering any assessment of past changes difficult, and preventing quantitative assessment of ongoing processes in a longer-term perspective. In this contribution, I will show – with the help of examples from the Valais Alps – how the frequency, magnitude and spatial patterns of debris flows and rockfall has changed over time, and what possible drivers of these changes could be. By doing so, I will also investigate changes in risk and the role of climate change in driving risk.
The seminar will be held at Geopolis (Room No. 1620) and also would be available on zoom (link below) for those who are unable to attend in-person.
Meeting ID: 454 434 0258