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The main objective of this meeting was to make the state of the art of the ongoing research projects supported by the Commission, to establish a dialogue between researchers working in different disciplines and to set out new input for future activities.
In its broadcast sense hydrological hazard and land instability are constant and gradual phenomena over time which occasionally undergo sudden changes of gear, sometimes ending in catastrophe and tragedy.
While hydrological and hydrogeological hazards are in absolute terms the most numerically frequent in Europe, the approach to such a delicate subject still needs to be defined.
Research can be as a forum for interdisciplinary comparison and dialogue between the various players and as an instrument which mediates between the different demands and possibilities and clearly addresses what must be the ultimate objective of safeguarding the territory, which now has to be taken as meaning that complex of public assets made up of environmental, industrial, civil and human property.
One of the other objectives of this meeting was to stress the need to analyse and monitor the progress of the research projects. Consequently, projects have been divided into three groups according to the progress made on them. For the first group the final results of the various projects will be submitted; for the second the intermediate results; and for the third, projects barely begun, the objectives and any initial results will be presented. ed.

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Authors: CASALE R (EDITOR), CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16799 EN (1996) 439pp., FS, ECU 46.50
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-6913-5
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