Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee of the Fifth World Landslide Forum


Honorary Chairpersons

Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO*
Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction*
Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of WMO *
Qu Dongyu, Director-General of FAO *
David Malone, Rector of UNU
Daya Reddy, President of ISC
Gong Ke, President of WFEO
Qiuming Cheng, President of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS)
Kathy Whaler, President of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG)
Qunli Han, Executive Director of Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR)
Walter Ammann, President and CEO of Global Risk Forum GRF Davos, Switzerland
Juichi Yamagiwa, President of Kyoto University
Angelo Borrelli, Head of the National Civil Protection Department, Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Italy
Darko But, Director General of the Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief of the Republic of Slovenia, Slovenia
Akifumi Nakao, Director, International Cooperation Division, Disaster Management Bureau, Cabinet Office, Japan
Kazuyuki Imai, Director General of Sabo Department, Ministry of Land Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan *
Chungsik Yoo, President of the International Geosynthetics Society
Rafig Azzam, President of the International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment
✱ to be confirmed.



Kyoji Sassa (Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University; Secretary General of ICL)
Peter Bobrowsky (Geological Survey of Canada; President of ICL)
Kaoru Takara (Kyoto University, Japan; Executive Director of ICL)



Željko Arbanas (University of Rijeka, Croatia)
Snježana Mihalić Arbanas (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
Nicola Casagli (University of Firenze, Italy)
Fausto Guzzetti (Department of Civil Protection, Italy)
Matjaž Mikoš (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Paola Reichenbach (Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection, National Research Council, Italy)
Shinji Sassa (Port and Airport Research Institute, Japan)
Alexander Strom (Geodynamics Research Center LLC, Russia)
Binod Tiwari (California State University, Fullerton, USA)
Veronica Tofani (University of Firenze, Italy)
Vít Vilímek (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
Fawu Wang (Tongji University, China)


Chairpersons of Local Organizing Committee

Kaoru Takara (President, Japanese Society of Natural Disaster Science)
Daisuke Higaki (Chair, ICL Committee of the Japan Landslide Society)
Ikuo Towhata (Former President, Japanese Geotechnical Society)


Secretary Generals

Ryosuke Uzuoka (Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University)
Kazuo Konagai (Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo; Principal researcher of ICL Headquarters)
Khang Dang (Research Promotion Officer, ICL)


WLF5 Secretariat is located at ICL Headquarters

138-1 Tanaka-Asukai cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8226, Japan