MAX KADE LECTURE
Head of Geology Department of Tyrol, Austria
Dr. Gunther Heissel
Living in the Shadows of the Alps:
Geologic Mass-Movements and
Their Environmental Effect
Austria, a member of the European Union, is a small country with nine federal states such as Tyrol with its 700,000 people. The state lies in the Alps and attracts millions of tourists year-round. Since only 12% are inhabitable Tyrol is the most densely populated region in Europe. Mass-movements like slope-creeping, rockslides and debris flows endanger houses and hotels, roads, and skiing areas.
The lecture focuses on the geologic and man-made reasons for these geo-hazards and explains the methods and technology that are used to minimize these risks.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2004
100 HUGEL HALL
Sponsored by the Max Kade Foundation and the Departments of Geology, Engineering, and FLL.
For more information, please contact Profs. Malinconico (x5195), Tavakoli (x5433)
or Lamb-Faffelberger (x5255; firstname.lastname@example.org).