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Wednesday, September 13 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
[VIRTUAL] Experiences of Landslides Early Warning Systems in Latin America: Landaware network / Experiencias de Sistemas de Alerta Temprana ante Deslizamientos en Latinoamérica: red Landaware (131002)

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The increase in landslides is a direct consequence of extreme weather events, as well as poorly planned anthropic interventions in the territory. For this reason, the United Nations promotes the development and implementation of Landslide Early Warning Systems - EWS, in order to contribute to the reduction of fatalities to these events.
The exchange of experiences is key to identify the most appropriate way to implement a EWS in different territories. The LandAware multidisciplinary network was created to meet this need.
LandAware is a non-profit, voluntary, multidisciplinary network that unites scientists from multiple sectors (academia, government, communities, social organizations) interested in the development and implementation of Early Warning Systems (EWS) for landslides. The main purpose of LandAware is to share experiences, needs and innovations, as well as to develop and promote guidelines and best practices for the future EWS, whether regional or local. The actions of the network are carried out by means of work groups that operate based on predetermined work objectives. Currently there are about 292 members from 52 countries.
In this session we will present generalities of the network, and examples of some of the EWS in the Latin American region. We will close the session with a discussion forum where the speakers will discuss which are the biggest challenges incurred in the implementation of EWS in the Latin American region.
The aims of this session include:
- Present examples of EWS operational or in the experimental phase.
- Promote sharing and integration of methods, technologies and communication between the different institutions in the región
- Strengthen scientific collaboration between EWS specialists in the region.
- Invite other actors working on EWS in the region to join LandAware network

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Ivo Fustos-Toribio

Assistant Proffessor, Researcher University La Frontera - Chile
Geophysicist, PhD in Geological Sciences, assistant professor at the University of La Frontera (Chile). I'm interested in scientific collaboration as a mechanism for the development of our society.
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Felipe Mandarino

City Information Coordinator, Pereira Passos Municipal Institute, City Government of Rio de Janeiro
Geographer who works as City Information Coordinator at the Instituto Pereira Passos - IPP, a Rio de Janeiro Municipal autarchy responsible for the management of data, information and the entire cartography of the city. Felipe has 15 years of experience in geographic information systems... Read More →

Stefano Gariano

LandAware & IRPI - Istituto di Ricerca per la Protezione Idrogeologica

Mario Reyes

Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y recursos naturales de El Salvador
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Carolina Garcia-Londoño

Geological Society of Colombia , President Antioquia Chapter
Risk manager with interdisciplinary focus. Participation in several multi-disciplinary projects on risk management, sustainable development, territorial planning and climate change in Latin America and Europe. Professional experience in the academy, NGO’s and the regional government... Read More →

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Carolina Garcia

President Antioquia Chapter, Geological Society of Colombia
Risk manager with interdisciplinary focus. I studied Geologic Engineer, then a master in earth sciences and a PhD in environmental sciences. I’ve participated in several multi-disciplinary projects on Risk Management, Nature Based Solutions, Climate change and Sustainability in... Read More →
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Graziella Devoli

Researcher, Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate
Senior geologist and researcher with more than 20 years of experience in geohazard risk assessment. I am working with the organization, establishment and daily operation of landslide early warning systems, landslide thresholds analyses, landslide inventory and database development... Read More →

Wednesday September 13, 2023 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT