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The core of ecorisQ is made of its members. By joining ecorisQ you will expand your professional network and profit from transparent tools in the field of natural hazard risks. Being an ecorisQ member demonstrates that you are willing to increase the transparancy and reproducibility of natural hazard analyses and that you promote sustainable protection against natural hazards.  

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The 15th of February 2018, the University of Lausanne organises the third "Journée de Rencontre sur les Dangers Naturels". Here, practitioners and scientists will meet to discuss the question how to make the move from hazard management towards integrated risk management. The meeting takes place in Lausanne (Switzerland) and will mainly be held in French.

Photo: Christian Rickli (WSL)

The first version of SOSlope, a spatially distributed model for the assessment of the disposition of shallow landslides at slope scale is now available and can be downloaded by our members from our tools section (after login). SOSlope differs from many other landslide disposition models because it considers the spatial distribution of root reinforcement and the effect of passive earth pressure as a function of soil deformation. SOSlope is a hydro-mechanical model of slope stability that computes the factor of safety on a hillslope discretized into a two-dimensional array of blocks connected by bonds. Bonds between adjacent blocks represent mechanical forces acting across the blocks due to roots and soil. The scientific article explaining the underlying principles can be found in Cohen and Schwarz (2017; click here).    

The 2018 licence file for the ecorisQ tools E-Line, FINT, Rockyfor3D and SOSlope (coming before the end of 2017) are available for all members in the Tools menu (after login) and can already be be downloaded and used.

After 13 months closure due to landslides and rockfall from the magnitude-7.8 earthquake in November 2016, New Zealand State Highway 1 has opened today, with traffic again flowing north from Kaikōura. The crucial highway reconnects the major road route between Picton and Christchurch.

The ecorisQ association report 2016 was presented at the General Assembly 2017, which was organised on the 15th of november 2017 at the School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences of the Bern University of Applied Sciences in Zollikofen, Switzerland. The number of members and member organisations increased from 190 in 2015 to 217 in 2016. The year report can be downloaded here.