ID58: SedInOut: Sediment availability assessment linked to climate change


  • Full Title

    SedInOut: Development of a risk-management methodology through the assessment of sediment availability in high-alpine settings that are susceptible to climate changes

  • Scheduled

    Monday, 2022-09-12
    Poster Session: 17:45 - 18:30

  • Convener

  • Co-Conveners

    Monika Rabanser, Francesco Brardinoni and Federica Minotti

  • Assigned to Synthesis Workshop

    1. Mountain Ecosystems under Global Change


  • Keywords

    sediment availability, sediment transport, climate change, deglaciation, mass-wasting, drainage network


Mass wasting is a threat to residential areas and infrastructure, causing widespread destabilisation in alpine stream channels, while being in relation with ongoing climatic changes. Although hillslope sediment supply represents a critical factor for stream channel stability during heavy rainfalls, there is a substantial lack of procedures for quantifying sediment availability and composition. Moreover, there is a general absence of validated empirical models for estimating hillslope sediment flux to the drainage network as a function of meteorological forcing. SedInOut, through a joint international effort, aims to develop methodologies for the quantification and characterization of hillslope sediment, while targeting for a sustainable land management that values geo-risk mitigation and sediment recycling.

Registered Abstracts

ID60: Smart Mountain Villages
ID57: Science-based pathways to sustainability in mountains