Pacaya Volcano Photo: Armando Pineda

El Salvador

El Salvador

Volcanic Risk Management in El Salvador: from geosciences to territorial planning and the strengthening of user-centered early warning systems     

A 4-day tour of the central-western part of El Salvador is proposed to learn about three of the most active volcanic systems in the country (Fig.1): Santa Ana volcano, San Salvador volcano and Ilopango Caldera and analyze the advances in the knowledge of these systems, the evaluation of their hazards and the strategies of inter-institutional coordination of the instances that participate in the management of volcanic risk in El Salvador. The purpose of the excursion is that the participants, in addition to knowing three volcanoes of great beauty, actively participate in the discussion of the limitations faced by the institutions involved and the challenges involved in risk management in a multi-threat environment, with a diversity of interests for the use of natural resources and with a high population density.

  • Type : Post-conference
  • Dates : February 17th – 20th
  • Capacity : 10 to 15
  • Organizer : Jacqueline Rivera (jacquelinerivera@ambiente.gob.sv)   
  • Language : Spanish/English
  • Cost : $570

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