The 2nd Badong International Geohazards Symposium (BIGS)
August 24 - August 25
Since the trial water storage in the Yangtze River Three Gorges Project in China, it has been running for 15 years and continues to produce huge comprehensive benefits of flood control, shipping, power generation and water resource utilization. Due to complicated geological environment conditions and frequent human activities, the Three Gorges Reservoir Area (TGRA) is a susceptible zone of geohazards. The prevention and control of geohazards is a significant research topic for the safe operation of the Three Gorges Project. With the rapid socio-economic development in the Yangtze River Basin, higher requirements are put forward to improve the theories and technologies for the protection of regional geological environment and ecological environment. In recent years, with the wide application of new theories and technologies, researches on the prevention and control of geohazards and protection of ecological environment in TGRA have been rapidly developed, which attracts extensive attention from worldwide scholars. In order to promote further international cooperation, strengthen academic exchanges and friendship among worldwide experts and scholars in the research field of geohazards, The 2nd Badong International Geohazards Symposium (BIGS) will be held in Badong County, Hubei Province, China, from August 24-25, 2019. Researchers who are interested in these areas are most welcome to join the Symposium, and we hope that this Symposium will bring together scientists and engineers to exchange ideas, experiences on issues related to geohazards and ecological environmental protection in order to promote the academic progress and sustainable development of the Yangtze River Basin.