The Second World Landslide Forum has the objective to further develop the outcomes of the First Forum in Tokyo 2008 by providing a global cross-cutting information and cooperation platform for all types of organizations representing academia, United Nations organisations, governments, private enterprises and individuals that contribute to landslide research, practice, education and decision making and are willing to strengthen landslide and other related Earth system risk reduction strategies.
The emphasis of this forum will be "Putting science into practice" with special attention given to actual implementation of technology and research in everyday applications and procedures with the direct involvement of researchers, engineers, private enterprises, stakeholders as well as policy and decision makers.
Topical and thematic sessions are envisaged on:
Landslides and global change;
Emerging technologies in landslide research and practice;
Advances in landslide mapping and hazard assessment;
Landslide risk assessment and management;
Impact of landslides;
Other thematic and general topics.