5th Workshop of Working Group 2 (WGII) "Hazards and disaster risk management in Mountains"
Effect of forests and check dams on water surface, bedload input and debris flow in alpine watersheds
18-20 June 2019 | Grésivaudan Valley (Isère), France
Following on from the implementation of WGII activities, the 5th workshop aims to further address the issue of the effects of forests and check dams on solid transport regulation in torrent catchments, based on a second case study in France (the 4th workshop was held in Traunkirchen – Austria - in June 2018).
The workshop aims to discuss the effects of forest and protection works on bedload input and torrent dynamics. Particular focus will be made on the complementary nature of forest and protection works and how to assess this complementarity. More information can be found here.
32nd session of the EFC Working Party on Management of Mountain Watersheds
Protection forests in European mountain regions
25-27 September 2019 | Innsbruck, Austria
The session will focus on the protective functions of forests in mountain watersheds in a changing climate. Forests provide many services; some of these are protective functions that are important for humans and the environment. Mountain forests indeed play an important role in actively protecting from avalanche detachment, hindering landslides, stopping rockfall, preventing erosion and reducing runoff through deep soil formation. The aim of the session will be to gather and share different experiences and impacts of protective forests in a changing climate. A field excursion will be organized to the Alpine Stubai Valley.
Registration Form for the Conference on "Protective Functions of Forests in a Changing Climate"
31st session of the EFC Working Party on Management of Mountain Watersheds
Management of municipal watersheds in mountain regions
4-6 September 2017 | Prague, Czech Republic
The theme of the session will focus on the management of municipal watersheds in mountain regions, with special attention to impacts of long-term investigations in headwater catchments, on participatory watershed management and land-use policy. The aim is to identify environmental benefits of headwater control and to discuss uncertainties in estimating hydrological characteristics (water yield, runoff timing, probability of extreme events, water quality, and ecological discharge) and water scarcity in mountain catchments by changing climate and land-use. A planned field excursion will be organized on 6 September to visit headwater basins of the drinking water reservoirs Josefuv Dul and Sous in the Jizera mountains (Northern Bohemia).