ENGAGE - Geomorphological Systems and Risk Research

  • Which types of environmental changes result from climate change in high-mountain areas?
  • How does environmental change affect society?
  • How can we reduce the risks associated to landslides?
  • Which strategies are useful to manage our rivers in a sustainable way?
  • Why are all natural disasters actually social disasters?

These and similar questions are explored in the ENGAGE group. Thereby we try to document, to describe, and to explain the processes and their interrelations in nature. On this basis – in close cooperation with colleagues specialized in social sciences – we attempt to better understand the feedbacks between society and environment. In this way we aim at contributing to a responsible and sustainable management of natural resources on the one hand, and risks on the other hand.