Welcome to DFHM8

8th International Conference on Debris Flow Hazard Mitigation

DFHM8 | Torino | 26-29 June 2023


We are pleased to announce the 8th edition of the International Conference on Debris-Flow hazard Mitigation. The event is jointly organized by Politecnico di Torino and the University of Turin, and will be held on June 26-29, 2023 in the beautiful city of Turin, Italy, on the downtown campus of Politecnico di Torino.
For thousands of years the Alps have held a strategic importance at the heart of Europe, and are nowadays one of the most intensively urbanized and regulated mountain ranges in the world. In this context, the conference will gather international researchers and practitioners in the field of debris-flow, fostering cooperation, communication and exchange of knowledge.
Previous editions have been held in San Francisco, USA (1997), Taipei, Taiwan (2000), Davos, Switzerland (2003), Chengdu, China (2007), Padua, Italy (2011), Tsukuba, Japan (2015), and Golden, USA (2019).

The call for abstract is open! (see here)


Conference Chair

Marina Pirulli
Politecnico di Torino
Email: marina.pirulli@polito.it

Registration and Logistical Informations

Symposium srl
Via alle Fabbriche 183, 10072, Caselle (Torino)
VAT ID number IT06553240018
Email: info@symposium.it
Tel: +39 011 921 14 67



Topics covered by the conference:

Debris-flow triggering

Debris-flow entrainment and motion

Debris-flow deposition and fan morphology

Hydrology and debris flows

Laboratory and numerical modeling

Field investigation

Remote sensing and monitoring techniques

Assessment of debris-flow susceptibility, hazard and risk

Application of mitigation technologies

Best practice guidelines

Forensic debris flow studies

Emergency management

Integration of multidisciplinary viewpoints

Risk management by local governments and legislation


Local Organizing Committee

Marina Pirulli, Politecnico di Torino
Anna Maria Ferrero, University of Turin
Claudio Scavia, Politecnico di Torino
Maria Rita Migliazza, Politecnico di Torino
Alessandro Leonardi, University of Sheffield, UK
Gessica Umili, University of Turin
Federico Vagnon, University of Turin

Massimo Arattano, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Monica Barbero, Politecnico di Torino
Marco Barla, Politecnico di Torino
Matteo Berti, University of Bologna
Giovanna Capparelli, University of Calabria
Domenico Calcaterra, University of Naples Federico II
Francesco Castelli, University of Enna Kore
Chiara Deangeli, Politecnico di Torino
Michele Iervolino, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli
Valentina Lentini, University of Enna Kore
Lorenzo Marchi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Lorella Montrasio, University of Parma
Maria Nicolina Papa, University of Salerno
Paola Revellino, University of Sannio
Andrea Segalini, University of Parma
Roberto Valentino, University of Parma

International Organizing Committee

Elisabeth Bowman, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Marcel Hürlimann, UPC BarcelonaTECH, Spain
Roland Kaitna, BOKU, Vienna, Austria
Brian McArdell, Swiss Federal Institute WSL, Switzerland
Marina Pirulli, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Mark Reid, U.S. Geological Survey, USA
Paul Santi, Colorado School of Mines, USA
Yoshifumi Satofuka, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

With the support of