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Online Training - Geohazards: Debris Flows

07 April 2021
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GSL Online Training: Geohazards - Debris Flows with Professor Mike Winter

Start time: 17.00 BST

Debris flows often sever (or delay) access to and from relatively remote communities for services and markets for goods; employment, health and educational opportunities; and social activities. Specific forms of economic impact will be described as will the way in which their extent can be defined by the vulnerability shadow.

A strategic approach to risk reduction will be used to illustrate how a clear focus on the overall goal of risk reduction can be achieved before homing in on the desired outcomes and the generic approach to achieving those outcomes.

The effects of climate change on debris flow hazard and risk will also be considered in the context of likely changes to hazard frequency and/or magnitude and changes to risk.


Professor Mike Winter

BSc PhD CGeol FGS EurGeol CEng FICE EurIng

UK Registered Ground Engineering Adviser

Mike’s areas of expertise include landslides (particularly debris flows) their hazard and risk assessment, management and mitigation, and socio-economic and network impacts; engineering in glacial tills; soil compaction; soil acceptability for earthworking; slope stability; soil slope strengthening; retaining systems; and the use of waste geomaterials and of waste materials in geo-structures. This work has been widely-adopted into teaching and practice from his near-300 publications.

He is former Chief Scientific Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology and led the organisation of the XVI ECSMGE in Edinburgh in 2015, the largest UK conference ever on a Civil Engineering subject.

He is Director of Winter Associates and Visiting Industrial Professor of Engineering Geology and Geotechnics, University of Portsmouth, and Adjunct Professor in the UNESCO-Chair Programme on Geoenvironmental Disaster Reduction, Shimane University, Matsue, Japan.

Mike has lectured and worked in 35 countries and on each of the world’s continents, with the major exception of Antarctica.


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