From June 7 to 11, 2021, Granada will host the X National Symposium on Unstable Slopes, an independent, open and multidisciplinary forum for the dissemination of knowledge, presentation of recent advances and promotion of discussion among experts.
The Cordilleras Béticas and, in particular, the contour of Sierra Nevada, are a geological and climatic enclave, very sensitive to the occurrence of a great diversity of types of slope movements: landslides, flows, rock falls, etc. The recent development of new strategic infrastructures such as roads, highways, railway networks, water pipelines and dams, among others, requires complex stability analyses, as well as the execution of important works of containment and stabilisation of slopes. In addition, the Costa Tropical of Granada is particularly prone to landslides, which has generated great social alarm in certain urban settings and significant economic damage.
The uncertainties arising from climate change open an interesting debate on how slopes and hillsides will behave in this and other surrounding regions. In this context, a need arises to improve the analysis of the role played by its different determining factors, as well as their contribution to the study of the threat and risks generated by these processes.