4th World Landslide Forum

Meeting or Conference
Geological Survey of Slovenia (GeoZS); International Consortium of Landslides (ICL); International Programme on Landslides (IPL); University of Ljubljana
29 May - 02 Jun 2017
Slovenia (Ljubljana)
Cankarjev dom – Cultural and Congress Centre


The 4th World Landslide Forum will be held in the Cankarjev dom – Cultural and Congress Centre in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 29 May to 2 June 2017 under the honorary patronage of His Excellency Mr. Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia.

The event is jointly organized by the International Consortium on Landslides (Kyoto, Japan), the International Programme on Landslides (IPL), the University of Ljubljana and the Geological Survey of Slovenia. The Forum is a contribution to the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 which was adopted by UN Member States in March 2015 at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (3rd WCDRR) in Sendai City, Japan.

Scientists, engineers, and researchers/policy makers working in the area of landslide technology, landslide disaster investigation and landslide remediation are encouraged to share their work with the global community by submitting papers and presenting their work at the WLF4. Each participant will be given an opportunity to orally present his/her work. The reviewed contributions to the forum will be published as the forum proceedings by Springer Nature publishing house in a set of five full-color books, covering the forum 5 themes, each organized in several parallel technical sessions. The Forum will offer several important events, such as a High Level Panel Discussion of governmental representatives, a Round Table, Photo Session, Student Award, Technical Exhibition, and three interesting Post-Forum Technical Study Tours.


The 2nd WLF (Rome 2011) and its seven-volume set of full-color books “Landslide Science and Practice” with 3600+ pages was published by Springer in 2013, and has attracted so far more than amazing 540k downloads (provided by Bookmetrix).

The 3rd WLF (Beijing 2014) and its three-volume set of full-color books “Landslide Science for a Safer Geoenvironment” with 2000+ pages was published by Springer in 2014, and has attracted so far more than 73k downloads (provided by Bookmetrix).

Intended Audience

A wide audience is expected to attend the Forum with a diverse background and from different regions of the world and with interest into landslide disaster risk reduction:

  • UN institutions

  • EU institutions and agencies

  • National governments and local authorities

  • Non-governmental organizations with interest & activities in disaster risk reduction

  • International and national civil protection and disaster relief agencies and institutions

  • Private sector involved into research, development, and practical applications of technologies and solutions in the field of landslide risk reduction

  • Research & academic institutions

  • Insurance and re-insurance companies

How to Register

Follow the instructions provided on the Contact page


The registration for WLF4 will not be open before August 2016 for early bird registration – the early bird WLF4 registration fee will be 550 EUR – including coffee breaks, lunch, Welcome Reception, and Forum Banquet – and less than 200 EUR for students.


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