The mission of the Chair is to promote research and development for the prevention and management of geo-hydrological hazards, in order to support policies and actions of risk reduction
Geo-hydrological hazards are a major threat to human life, property, cultural heritage and the natural and built environment.
Floods, debris flows, slope movements, ground subsidence, soil and coastal erosion, sinkholes and other hazards related to the climate changes and to the local hydro-geological conditions.
Risk arises from the interplay of these physical processes with social and cultural factors, such as urbanization, emergency planning, risk preparedness and knowledge.
DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
The Chair contributes to the implementation of the Sendai Partnership 2015-2025 for global promotion of understanding and reducing disaster risk, launched by the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) and by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL)
to promote risk awareness, research and development in the field of geo-hydrological hazards for supporting policies and actions of risk reduction
to promote the development of innovative technologies for the prevention and mitigation of geo-hydrological hazards
TOOLS AND PROCEDURES
to develop tools and procedures for supporting risk reduction policies and emergency management for the safety of the human life
CULTURAL HERITAGE PROTECTION
to promote the protection of cultural heritage threatened by geo-hydrological hazards
RESEARCH FACILITIES AND EXCHANGE
to promote research at international level by offering scientific facilities to post-graduated students and visiting researchers
Easter Island - Rapa Nui (Chile): Mata-Ngaroa Cerimonial Altar and Petroglyph
Katski (Georgia): rock pillar Church
Vardzia (Georgia): cave monastery site
Herat Minaret (Afghanistan)
Bamiyan (Afghanistan): Giant Buddha niches
Kogurio (North Korea): Susan-ri mounded stone chamber tomb