Sunday, February 12, 2023

Brainstorming discussion on “Landslides and Human Environment: A New Approach to the Study of Fault related Hazards in Himalayan Towns” : 11Feb2023

 The program

I am glad to say that the MOES PAMC, Geosciences online workshop was phenomenal  and had a huge collection of scientific minds and expertise from many organizations and spheres (see above) talking about landslides and providing early warning on this hazard.
I had the honour of giving a brief run up on the 'Landslide situation in the vicinity of Kalimpong town' after which the 5 hr brainstorming session began. The entire program was moderated by Prof Malay Mukul of IIT Mumbai (Dept of Earth Sciences).

The projects hopes to look at Himalayan towns in the long term especially along fault zones and use the latest sciences towards creating a safer environment as regards landslides in the mountains.
My deep thanks to Prof Malay Mukul for taking this initiative and especially for choosing Kalimpong as place of study.

Praful Rao
Kalimpong district
Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalaya



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