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22nd International Symposium on Geo-disaster Reduction

22-25 July 2024

Salerno, Italy
@ Palazzo della Provincia di Salerno, Via Roma 104, Salerno

This symposium, the annual event of the International Consortium on Geo-disaster Reduction (ICGdR), aims to bring together academic scientists, leading engineers and students to exchange and share their experiences and research results.
The topics will span from landslides to tsunami, including earthquake related disasters and human related activities towards a common goal to reduce geo-disasters.
hosted by:


University of Salerno (Italy)


Prof. Sabatino Cuomo (University of Salerno, Italy)
Prof. Fawu Wang (Tongji University, Shanghai, China)


  • Landslide risk
  • Geo-disasters caused by earthquake
  • Geo-disasters under climate change
  • Geo-disasters related to volcanism
  • Geo-disasters related to human activities
  • Tsunami
  • Geosynthetics and other solutions for mitigation
  • Early warning for disaster monitoring


Keynote Lectures

  • An integrated approach for the analysis and management of geohazards
    Prof. Leonardo CASCINI, Honorary President of LARAM School, Salerno, Italy
  • 2018 Central Sulawesi Earthquake and Tsunami: The Implementation of Reconstruction and Recovery
    Prof. Teuku Faisal FATHANI, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada, INDONESIA
  • Accurate Prediction of Landslide?
    Prof. Manchao HE, Director of State Key Laboratory for Geomechanics and Deep Underground Engineering, Beijing, China
  • From susceptibility to risk assessment of geohazard
    Prof. Michel JABOYEDOFF, Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Debris Flow and Road Infrastructure Vulnerability, Risk and Resilience
    Prof. Mike WINTER,  Winter Associates Limited, United Kingdom
  • Contribution to Global Warming Countermeasures through the Use of Wood for Ground Reinforcement
    Prof. Masaho YOSHIDA, Earthquake Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Technology, Fukui College, Japan

Invited Lectures (confirmed):

  • Prof. Vassilios MARINOS, Department of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece (President of IAEG, International Association of Engineering Geology and the Environment)
  • Prof. Xuanmei FAN, Vice Director, State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment Protection (SKLGP), Chengdu University of Technology, China
  • Prof. Marina PIRULLI, Department of Civil Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Prof. Halil KUMSAR, Department of Geological Engineering, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey
  • Prof. Clarence CHOI, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, China
  • Prof. Filippo CATANI, Department of Earth Science, University of Padova, Italy
  • Prof. Veronica TOFANI, Department of Earth Science, University of Florence, Italy
  • Prof. Shengwen QI, Director of Key Lab of Shale Gas and Geoengineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • Dr. Mario MARTINELLI, Geo-Unit, Deltares, The Netherlands, and Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton University of Ottawa, Canada 
  • Dr. Anika BRAUN, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
  • Prof. Josip PERANIC, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Rijeka, Croatia
  • Prof. Riya BHOWMIK, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Jammu, India
  • ..

Invited Presentations (confirmed):

  • Dr. Fabio MATANO, CNR-ISMAR, Naples, Italy
  • Dr. Giuseppe ESPOSITO, CNR-Irpi, Perugia, Italy
  • Eng. Daniele SPIZZICHINO, ISPRA (Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research), Rome, Italy
  • Eng. Marco CAGELLI, NET.PRO, Network Expert Technicians for Civil Protection,  Italy
  • Prof. Vincenzo NADDEO, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Prof. Luigi PETTI, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Dr. Luca SARNO, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Dr. Gianfranco NICODEMO, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Dr. Gaetano PECORARO, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno, Italy
  • ...

in collaboration with:

with the support of:

  • INGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia), www.ingv.it
  • IAEG-Italy (Italian Chpater of IAEG), https://www.iaeg.it/
  • IGS-Italy (Italian Chapter of IGS), link
  • AGI (Associazione Geotecnica Italiana), www.associazionegeotecnica.it
  • CNR-IRPI (National Research Council, Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection), link
  • CNR-ISMAR (National Research Council, Institute of Marine Sciences), link
  • CUGRI (InterUniversity Centre for the Prediction and Prevention of Major Hazards), www.cugri.it

Important dates:

  • Abstract (1 page) due: 25 April 2024 (coming soon)
  • Acceptance of the abstract: 30 April 2024
  • Full paper (6 pages) due: 15 May 2024
  • Review comments to authors: 22 May 2024
  • Final camera-ready paper due: 30 May 2024
  • Note: Please send the abstract or full paper to isgdr2024@unisa.it
  • Early-bird registration: 30 May 2024 


  • Letters of invitation for Visa applications can be provided by the Symposium Secretariat, only to participants with completed registration process.


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