• Kinkaku-ji Temple, Kyoto
  • Unzen-Mayuyama Megaslide, Nagasaki, Japan
  • Hiroshima Landslide Disaster (taken by Pasco)
  • Bamboo Groves in Sagano, Kyoto (taken by Phan Anh)
  • Kiyomizudera during fall illuminations (taken by Phan Anh)
  • Bentendo Hall, Daigoji Temple, Kyoto (taken by Nguyen Huu Tho)
  • Kiyomizudera Temple during fall, Kyoto (Toshimasa Tamura)
  • Kyoto International Conference Center – Room A
  • Kyoto International Conference Center
  • ISDR-ICL Sendai Partnership Signing Ceremony

Latest News
10 June 2021 Programme for Plenary Sessions of the Fifth World Landslide Forum (2021.6.10)
 22 April 2021 1. List of Oral Presentation Speakers of the Fifth World Landslide Forum (2021.4.19)
2. Outline of Oral Presentation Programme of the Fifth World Landslide Forum (2021.4.22)
3. Bulletin No.2 of WLF5 (2021.4.22) in progress

9 Feb. 2021 Bulletin No.2 of WLF5
6 Feb. 2021 Call for Order of Volume 1-6
6 Feb. 2021 Call for one-page abstract and session proposal
6 Feb. 2021 – The First WLF5 Programme (updated on 2021.2.5)
– Letter to not-yet replied speakers (example for Theme 1)
11 Dec. 2020 The First WLF5 Programme (Notice and Authors) in 2021
Letter to WLF5 speakers(2020.12.10)
30 Nov. 2020

Registration Timeline and Fee of WLF5

25 July 2020

Bulletin No.1 of WLF5 in 2021

2 July 2020 

The Post-Forum field tour is re-scheduled. Please refer to the page of Post-Forum Field Trip.

15 May 2020

1. Notice for the first payment for publication fee
2. Instruction of the 1st payment for WLF5 publication

13 May 2020

Postponement of the WLF5 to 2-6 November 2021 and Launching of KLC2020 on Schedule (Updated)

29 Feb. 2020

Cancellation of the ICL-IPL Kyoto Meeting (April 2020) and Replacement by WEB meetings

09 Feb. 2020

Extension of submission deadline & Call for additional paper submission
– Deadline to submit full color book papers: 15 March 2020
– Number of papers allowed per speaker: up to 3
– Page length of papers: 6 pages (for regular submission) or 12-18 pages (for keynote speakers invited by theme/volume editors)
Deadline of formal registration for authors of full color books: 25 May 2020

25 Jan. 2020 Letters to Preliminary registered speakers and ICL members
Letter (No.1): Deadlines of Formal Registration to WLF5 for Speakers
Letter (No.2): Financial support and Call for WLF5 supporting organizations with finance (Updated 2020.02.12)
Letter (No.3): Preliminary Registration for WLF5 Post-forum Study Tour
27 Nov. 2019 4 pages of WLF5 information for Landslides Vol.16, No.12
   1. WLF5 Outline
   2. WLF5 Registration
   3. Call for Speakers and E-poster
   4. Call for Partners of Kyoto Landslide Commitment
5. WLF5 Bulletin (Draft 2019.11.16)
06 Sep. 2019

Change Paper Submission Deadlines of WLF5
Letter to Registered Speakers)

27 Mar. 2019

Letter to potential partners of KLC 2020 for ICL members (2019.3.27)
Letter to potential partners of KLC 2020 for ICL members in Japan (2019.3.27)

11 Feb. 2019 WLF5 Invitation
Call for Sponsors
8 Feb. 2019 Outline of WLF5 2020 Kyoto
The 2017 Ljubljana Declaration
Final Draft of Kyoto Commitment
ISDR-ICL Sendai Partnerships 2015-2025


Fifth World Landslide Forum, November 2 – 6, 2021, Kyoto, Japan
Implementing and Monitoring the ISDR-ICL Sendai Partnerships 2015-2025
-Voluntary contribution to the Sendai Framework 2015-2030 and
the Agenda 2030 -Sustainable Development Goals-


Dear Colleagues of the World Landslide Community,

The International Consortium on Landslides (ICL) and the ISDR-ICL Sendai Partnerships 2015-2025 invite you to join the 5th World Landslide Forum (WLF5) to be held November 2-6, 2021, in Kyoto Japan. This Forum will include a mid-term review of the ISDR-ICL Sendai Partnerships, voluntary contribution to the Sendai Framework 2015-2030 and the Agenda 2030 – Sustainable Development Goals, especially Goal 11 Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. Participants of the Fourth World Landslide Forum adopted the 2017 Ljubljana Declaration on Landslide Risk Reduction – contributing to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The Declaration proposed the Kyoto 2020 Commitment or Global Promotion of Understanding and Reducing Landslide Disaster Risk in 2017. The Final version of Kyoto Landslide Commitment 2020 was adopted in 2019 ICL-IPL Conference in Paris, France. It is planned to launch during the Fifth World Landslide Forum in Kyoto, Japan on 3 November 2020. The Commitment aims to establish in the medium and long term a global alliance that will accelerate and incentivize action for landslide risk reduction.

Themes of WLF5

Theme 1: Sendai Partnerships 2015-2025 and Kyoto 2020 Commitment
Theme 2: Hazard and vulnerability mapping and zonation
Theme 3: Monitoring and early warning
Theme 4: Testing, modeling and risk assessment
Theme 5: Catastrophic landslides: causes and consequences
Theme 6: Specific topics in landslide science and applications

The 5th of November was designated as “World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD)” by 70th session of the UN General Assembly 2015. It recognizes Landslides near a coastline or at the bottom of the ocean as one major causes of Tsunami. Symposia or sessions on landslide – induced tsunami will be organized on 5th November 2021.

Publication of WLF5

  • Thematic issue for WLF5 Landslides Vol. 17 (10). Free access from 10 Oct.to 10 Nov. 2020
  • Full color books under the above eight themes (similar to the books for WLF1-WLF4)
  • CD proceedings contain 6-10 pages papers. Each paper includes one page abstract (title/author/office and abstract) and 10-18 PPT (2 PPT/page).

Call for Speakers in WLF5

WLF5 secretariat is calling for speakers in WLF5. Those who are willing to attend and speak in WLF5 are invited to register WLF5 by completing the Preliminary Registration Form for which is available in WLF5 webpage,


Speakers of WLF5 can choose the publication types, 1) Thematic issue of Landslides, 2) one of full color books, 3) CD proceedings (Abstract and PPT).

Speakers in parallel sessions include authors of papers accepted in the thematic issue of Journal (20 minutes), invited speakers (15 minutes), authors of full color books and CD proceeding accepted by theme/session coordinators (10-20 minutes).

Theme / Session conveners will make a programme of one time slot (90 minutes) or two time slots (180 minutes) or more by allocating the time for each speaker (10 -20 minutes).

Submission of papers:

Publication Type WEB for Submission Start Deadline
Thematic issue of Landslides https://www.editorialmanager.com/
Open 31/12/2019
Full color books https://www.editorialmanager.com/wlfo/default.aspx 01/09/2019 31/01/2020
CD Proceedings Planned in http://wlf5.iplhq.org/ 01/01/2020 31/07/2020

Hoping to welcome you to Kyoto, 2020

Kyoji Sassa, WLF5 Forum Chair