Hazard Assessment of Adverse / Catastrophic Geological (Including Hydrogeological) Phenomena

National Science Program, WP.1.9

The purpose of this work package is to assess the geological hazard of occurrence of adverse and catastrophic geological (including hydrogeological) phenomena, and in the first place to specify the phenomena that most threaten the territory of our country. The research is focused on 4 main catastrophic geological phenomena, namely: landslides, rockfalls, debris flows and active faults. An analysis of the development and distribution of hazardous geological phenomena (landslides, rockfalls and debris flows) in the conditions and trends of modern climate change and their impact on the environment is provided.
Criteria and guidelines will be developed and provided for the monitoring of hazardous geological processes, as well as the establishment of early warning systems. The characteristics of the geological environment and the processes taking place in it have a huge impact on the quality of life and human health, as well as on all aspects of human activity. Climatic characteristics (and hence global water balances), anthropogenic impacts, unpredictability in many cases of unexpected events of a geological nature need to be studied in their entirety. Thus, they will meet the main goals set in the current National Science Program: "Achieving sustainable integrated regional development and use of local potential".

Period: 2018 - 2022