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GSL Public Lecture: When mountains and lakes move – causes and consequences

Date:
20 May 2020
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Event type:
Lecture
Organised by:
Geological Society Events
Venue:
The Geological Society, Burlington House
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In young, dynamic mountain regions, such as those in the Himalayan Region and the Andes, communities have to deal with geological processes that occur almost on a weekly and certainly a seasonal basis. On top of this are the less frequent (but often far more catastrophic) disasters associated with earthquakes and devastating floods from outbursts from glacial lakes and from intense rainstorms.  

Couple all this with the impact of a changing climate, and we have a recipe for environments with very active geological and slope processes that can destroy the very fabric of the local society.

This talk describes how earthquakes, landslides, mountain collapses, glacial lake and landslide dam outburst floods, cloudbursts, and intense monsoon rains all impact communities and infrastructure development in the Himalayas. 

This includes forensic analysis of recent disasters, in order to help communities and governments better prepare and increase their resilience to both geological processes and climate change.

Registration

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Speaker

John Reynolds, Reynolds International Ltd

A speaker bio for John Reynolds will be posted here soon.

Programme

Matinee lecture

2.30pm: Tea and coffee served in the Lower Library

3.00pm: Lecture 

3.45pm: Questions and answers

4.00pm: Lecture ends and guests depart

Evening lecture

5.30pm: Tea and coffee served in the Lower Library

6.00pm: Lecture

6.45pm: Questions and answers

7.00pm: Lecture ends and guests depart

Venue

The Geological Society
Burlington House
Piccadilly
London
W1J 0BG

Live streaming

You can watch the lecture live via our streaming service on the day at 3.00pm and 6.00pm.

Contact

Please email conference@geolsoc.org.uk with any enquiries.


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The Geological Society
Burlington House
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