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Summer School RISK@UGA 2024 - Risks emphasized by climate change and ageing of infrastructures

Summer school / Event in English

From August 27, 2024 to August 29, 2024

Visuel Risk Summer school 2024

The Summer School of the RISK thematic program of the Graduate School @UGA will take place on 27, 28 and 29 August 2024, in the GreEN-ER building in Grenoble (France). Three days dedicated to the intensification of risks linked to climate change and the ageing of infrastructures; a program built in collaboration with the Risk Institute of the Université Grenoble Alpes, free of charge and open to all, students, researchers, public authorities and risk professionals.


Participation is free and open to all upon registration. Possibility to register for one, two or three days.
Registration link

Deadline: Monday, August 19th, 2024


This programme is being consolidated and may be subjected to slight modifications in the coming weeks.

9.30am Welcome Coffee
10.00am  Opening of the Risk summer school - Sandrine CAROLY & Cécile CORNOU (RISK Institute@UGA & GS@UGA RISK co-coordinators)

Session 1: The legal dimension of natural risks

10.15 am. Climate change: from natural risks to institutional risks, Stéphane LA BRANCHE (IBPC)

11.15am Environmental law and mountain risks, Mustapha MOUJAHID (SDIS 74)
(presentation in french with english material)

12.00 Lunch

Session 2: Presentation of Mentored Research projects - RISK Students   

2.00pm Analysis of Meteo France forecasters' avalanche risk bulletin communication messages
Laurie LEFEBVRE (IUGA) & Célian MANDARD (Polytech Grenoble)
under the supervision of Sandrine CAROLY (PACTE) & Pascal HAGENMULLER (CNRM)

2.20pm Sociology of slow-moving landslide
Lena CASTEL (PhITEM) & Jean Prosper MONE (Polytech Grenoble)
under the supervision of Stéphane CARTIER (PACTE) & Pascal LACROIX (IsTerre)

2.40pm Financial and human impact of 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption
under the supervision of Fabien ALBINO (IsTerre), Pierre BOUYGUES (IsTerre) & Gaétan GARCIA (CERAG)

3.00 pm Coffee break

3.30pm  Development of a mixed-use GIS for cataloguing and visualizing exposure to telluric hazards: application to two urban sites in Ecuador, Latacunga and Quito
Jeanet Néhémie FILS (IUGA) & Diana SAQUI (PhITEM)
under the supervision of Laurence AUDIN (ISTerre) & Sébastien HARDY (IGE)

3.50pm What village of the future for Le Teil?
Naseem KHAN (Ense3) & Franck Clarence TCHOKOKAM (Ense3)
under the supervision of Stéphane CARTIER (PACTE), Cécile CORNOU (IsTerre) & Bertrand GUILLIER (IsTerre)

4.10pm Decision making tools in seismic risk and post-disaster reconstruction fields
under the supervision of Phillipe GARNIER (CRAterre-AE&CC / ENSAG)

4.30pm General discussion / round table

5.00 pm End of the conference day

8.30am Welcome coffee

Session 3: Risks and vulnerability of ageing (hydro-)mechanical structures

9.00am Tec21: presentation of Grenoble's laboratory of excellence in mechanics - 10 years of interdisciplinary work, Mathieu TILQUIN (Tec21)

9.45am Vulnerability of structures to risks - An efficient research platform before the UGA Risk Institute, Julien BAROTH (3SR)

10.00am Design of fragility curves to characterize the vulnerability of structures under seismic loading, Sophie CAPDEVIELLE (3SR)

10.20am Coffee break

10.40am Better understand the vulnerability of hydraulic structures, Julien CHAUCHAT (Chaire OXALIA - LEGI)

11.20am Vulnerability of dykes or gravity dams - better estimate the strength of coarse granular materials used in rockfills, Christophe DANO (3SR, I-Risk)

11.50pm Thematique closure

12.05 Lunch

Session 4: Risks induced by clay shrinkage and swelling

1.30 pm  Evolution of the RGA phenomenon under the climate change: awareness, adaptation and prevention, Lamine IGHIL AMEUR (CEREMA)

2.00 pm  Cartographie de l’exposition au phénomène de retrait-gonflement des argiles/ Mapping exposure to the phenomenon of clay shrinkage and swelling, Sébastien GOURDIER (BRGM)

2.30 pm  Learning game : Elémenterre - Hands in clays

" Elémenterre, CRAterre/ENSAG"  Alba RIVERO OLMOS
  Group game on the properties of clay
  Presentation in English and French

4.00 pm Coffee break

4.30 pm Clay shrinkage and insurance, Myriam MERAD (Univ. Paris Dauphine PSL, France)

5.00 pm No media coverage of clay risk, Sébastien ROUQUETTE (Laboratoire Communication et Sociétés, Univ. Clermont Auvergne, France)

5.30 pm  General discussion / round table (TBA)

6.00 pm End of the conference day

7.00pm Convivial diner - Le Fergus restaurant

Open-air buffet in the restaurant gardens.
Mosquito repellent recommended.
6 Quai Yermoloff, 38700 La Tronche
Tel. 04 76 42 50 08
Access: Tram B, "La Tronche-Hôpital" station + 5 min walk along the Isère river

8.30am Café de bienvenue

Session 5: Mountain forests, an effective nature-based solution for risk prevention under the threat of climate change?

8.30am - 12.00 Field trip to the Chartreuse massif

Short hicking in a burnt forest in 2022 with Commandant Gilles COUDOULET of the SDIS38 (departmental fire and rescue service).

"Forest fire zone in Voreppe ©"

Forest fire zone in Voreppe

Length of walk: 1h30
No access possible for people with reduced mobility
Please bring clothing suitable for walking on steep terrain: trousers (brambles), hiking boots, walking sticks, waterproof jacket, water bottle, cap, sunglasses and sun protection.
(Possibility of a shower on the way back)

Meeting point: 8.15am at GreEN-ER (bus departs at 8.30am)

12.30 pm Lunch in GreEN-ER

2.00pm Mountain forests as a nature-based solution for protection against natural hazards, Sylvain DUPIRE (INRAE LESSEM)

2.30pm Forests and multiple risks, Eric RIGOLOT (INRAE)

3.00pm Coffee break

3.30 pm  Adaptations of forest management to face climate change, Marion PRAVIN (head of Forest Service, ONF Isère - France)

4.00pm  Q&A and closure of the Mountain Forest session

4.30 pm  Closure of the RISK Summer School 2024



An event organised with the teams from:



From August 27, 2024 to August 29, 2024


Annelize Ferreira de Oliveira

annelize.ferreira-de-oliveira [at]

Practical Information

  • GreEN-ER Building
    Polygone scientifique de Grenoble-Presqu'île
    21 Avenue des Martyrs
    38031 GRENOBLE - France
    Access from Grenoble:
    Bus Transisere X01 (direction Voiron) & Tramway B (direction Oxford)
    Station: Marie Louise Paris-CEA
"GreEN ER Building in Grenoble"
GreEn-ER Building - Grenoble INP/UGA © S.Perrier
  • Field trip: Day 3, am
    A dedicated bus will transport the participants on the research field.
    The meeting point is scheduled at 8.30am.
    Return at noon in GreEN-ER.
    More information to follow


Participation is free and open to all upon registration.
Possibility to register for one, two or three days.
Registration link

Deadline: Monday, August 19th, 2024

Submitted on July 27, 2023

Updated on July 4, 2024