May 26, 2017

Debris flows by Carlo Gregoretti

As a part of Erasmus fellowship exchange program, Carlo Gregoretti (RG) of Padova university is staying with us here at department of  Geography and Environmental Studies, Mekelle University for two weeks. His area of expertise is mainly debris flow and he has been giving training about it for our postgraduate students and staffs. He covered from the fundamentals of debris flow to modelling and simulations, including some practical examples. With his permission I  have shared his slides here.
You can find the slides by clicking the images.

1. Introduction:

2. Debris flow: the phenomenon

3. Capability and reliability of models to reproduce physical processes associated to debris flow:

4. Simplified rainfall-runoff model for headwater Rocky basins:

5. Debris flow: the deposition 
6. Models for routing and deposition of debris flow 

7. Rainfalls triggering debris flow 

May 2, 2017

Geographical and Environmental Research for Development Conference at Mekelle University

We, here at Mekelle university, are hosting national conference on "Integrated Geographical and Environmental Researches for Sustainable Development" from June 1-2, 2017. Any one interested to present/attend can submit their abstract/expression of interest. Please see the call below.

We have received really large number of abstracts from many universities and organisation from all parts of the country. We received more than 100 abstracts. Due to financial limitation we have to select only 25 abstracts. It would have been interesting and large national conference if we could have managed to invite all of them.

Update 2:
The book of abstract presented in the conference can be found here.