Conference Paper

Integrated assessment of high mountain hazards, related risk reduction and climate change adaptation strategies in the Peruvian Cordilleras

  • Christian Huggel /
  • Alejo Cochachin /
  • Holger Frey /
  • Javier García /
  • Claudia Giráldez /
  • Jesús Gómez /
  • Wilfried Haeberli /
  • Sebastián Ludeña /
  • César Portocarrero /
  • Karen Price /
  • Mario Rohrer /
  • Nadine Salzmann /
  • Anton Schleiss /
  • Demian Schneider /
  • Elizabeth Silvestre
Conference Proceeding cp
Proceedings of the 4th International Disaster and Risk Conference: Integrative Risk Management in a Changing World - Pathways to a Resilient Society, IDRC Davos 2012
  • Fecha: 01 January 2012
  • Páginas: 329-332
  • Source Type: Conference Proceeding
  • Document Type: Conference Paper
  • Publisher: Global Risk Forum (GRF)
In the framework of an international 3-year project, called 'Proyecto Glaciares', effects of climate change on glacierized high-mountain hazards and adaptation in Peru are addressed on (1) local, (2) academic, and (3) institutional levels. Within the first nine months, a monitoring and early warning system for flood hazards in Carhuaz, Cordillera Blanca, has been designed and is currently in the implementation phase. Furthermore, the first 3 modules of a postgraduate course in glaciology, climate change, and hazard management were held in the city of Huaraz in June 2012 and will be continued during the next months.

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