SECOND SUMMER SCHOOL OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Climate change: improving knowledge to help reducing geo-hydrological risks of extreme events
The impacts of climate change are manifested and expressed through an increased frequency and magnitude of extreme events. Floods, windstorms, intense rainfall and drought are all expressions of this ongoing change that can significantly impact infrastructure and human activities. In this context, characterised by substantial variability, an understanding of these extreme processes and their impacts is fundamental for understanding which adaptation and mitigation strategies can be developed in the immediate future. The hazard assessment methods need to consider the variations in the natural environmental and anthropogenic systems, which lead to imbalances in the estimation of the return periods and the realisation of scenarios. Only through a better definition of the possible scenarios and impacts of these extreme events will it be possible to increase resilience and develop new and more effective mitigation strategies. The aim of the IAEG 2023 summer school is to focused on characterising extreme events with significant geo-hydrological impacts and mitigating their effects with the implementation of new approaches and techniques.