|Date||Apr. 23-26, 2012|
Interpraevent 2012 took place from April 23 to 26 and the Sabo Officials Conference (Summit 2012) was held on April 27, 2012 in Grenoble, France.
Participants from 13 countries, including researchers from the National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management and Public Works Research Institute of Japan, presented their research results at Interpraevent 2012. Participants also visited the sites of sabo, flood control, and avalanche control facilities around Grenoble on the excursion day.
At the technical session, researchers, engineers, and sabo officials from various countries gave presentations on disaster prevention, with the focus on topics such as data collection, hazard maps, and structural measures. Participants also actively exchanged their views at the poster session which was held concurrently.
On April 27, the day after Interpraevent 2012, the Sabo Officials Conference (Summit 2012) was held with the attendance of delegates from seven countries — Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Austria, France, and Japan. Various activities being taken in each country were reported and discussed under the main theme "Extreme Events: Limits of Management." At the end of the conference, final conclusions and recommended actions were presented. They included the conclusions that we need to develop state-of-the-art monitoring systems and structural measures; shape new concepts to mitigate unexpected extreme events; and expand and strengthen multilevel transfer of experience and technologies.
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