- other approaches to deal with uncertainty in water resources vulnerability
3. Case studies and new challenges in the world:
- population, economic development, urbanization, and their consequences for water
- environmental protection and recovery;
- institutional aspects (e.g. river basin authorities, irrigation schemes), water use
efficiency (e.g. via water pricing) and their roles in water management;
- water resources safety issues;
- dam building, inter-basin transfers and their effects on hydrology and water
- soil erosion and its effects on water quality;
- sustainable development constrained by water resources.
Papers covering the topics of the workshop are invited. Case studies from China and other
countries including new techniques or methodologies are particularly requested. Abstracts of
approximately 1000 words, in English, including some preliminary results and/or conclusions,
should be submitted to the Local Organizing Committee no later than 31 March 2002.
Notification of acceptance will be sent to authors by 31 May 2002. The working language of the
workshop will be English.
For further information, please contact:
Dr Xia Jun or Dr Yu Jingjie (Secretary ofCNC for IGBP-BAHC)
Hydrology and Water Resources Branch,
Institute of Geographical Science and Natural Resources,
Anwai, Datun Road, 917 Building,
100101, Beijing, China
[tel./fax: +86 10 64856534; jxia_mail(«"'263.nel; xiajfffigsnrr.ac.cn]
Third International Conference on Debris-Flow
Hazards Mitigation: Mechanics, Prediction and
Davos, Switzerland, 10-12 September 2003
Reminder of abstract deadline
This conference will provide a forum for debris-flow researchers in the international community
to exchange ideas on how to cope with debris-flow hazards using the most advanced,
state-of-the-art methodology both in mechanics and hazard prediction and risk assessment.
Abstracts in English, not exceeding 500 words and including full contact details of all
authors (one designated as the contact person) should be submitted by 1 March 2002. Final
manuscripts must be submitted both as camera-ready copy and in electronic format by
15 March 2003. All papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be published in a
proceedings volume, which will be distributed to registrants at the conference.
The address for abstracts is:
Dr Dieter Rickenmann
Swiss Federal Research Institute WS1.
Zurcherstrasse 111, CH-8903 Birmensdorf
[tel.: + 41 1 7392442; fax: + 41 1 7392488; rickenmannft'wsl,ch]
For general information regarding the conference contact: DFC3_Inf@wsl.ch or look at the