17th Plinius Conference on Mediterranean Risks

17th Plinius Conference on Mediterranean Risks

17th Plinius Conference on Mediterranean Risks

The 17th Plinius Conference on Mediterranean Risks will take place from 18 to 21 October 2022 near Frascati, Roma, Italy, at the Villa Mondragone Congress and Event Center (Via Frascati, 51 00040, Monte Porzio Catone, RM).

The objective of the 2022 edition is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for discussions on the current state of knowledge of Mediterranean risks in a climate change context. Different aspects related to monitoring, assessment, diagnosis, prediction, and definition of weather extremes and hydro-geological effects, impacts on natural resources, agriculture, health and society, as well as adaptation capacity and preservation strategies for natural and cultural heritage at risk, will be addressed with a multi-sectorial approach. This will be achieved by bringing together scientific experts in the fields of meteorology, hydrology, geomorphology, sociology, engineering, cultural heritage conservation, and also governmental or private risk management actors.

The active participation of early career scientists will be encouraged via reduced participation fees and awards for best oral and poster presentations.

Important deadlines

  • Abstract submission deadline: 3 June 2022
  • Letter of acceptance: 17 June 2022
  • Letter of schedule and publication of the conference programme: 30 June 2022
  • Deadline for early registration: 15 July 2022
  • Deadline for standard registration: 16 September 2022


Hydro-geological effects of extreme events (e.g., floods, landslides, erosions, coastal dynamics, storm surges etc.)

Conveners: Marco Borga, Giorgio Boni, Silvia De Angeli

The countries bordering the Mediterranean coast are affected each year by disasters that create economic damage and victims, with a serious impact on the economy and the development of the area. Among them hydro-geological disasters are among the worst.
It is therefore of extreme interest to increase knowledge on the physical mechanisms that generate extreme hydro-geological effects, in order to improve the ability to model, evaluate and predict the risks associated with them.
The session accepts contributions that present research on the observations, modeling and forecasting of the extreme hydro-geological processes typical of the Mediterranean and mediterranean-like climates, with special reference to the assessment, forecast and mapping of hazard scenarios, aimed at the assessment and forecast of the hydro-geological risks.

Dates: 18 to 21 October 2022.

Location: Frascati, Italy.

Further information: Please see the event webpage and the informative flyer.

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