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The University of Waterloo (UW) is located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. It is one of Canadas leading universities and has a well established reputation as a research-intensive university particularly in the field of computer science, engineering and earth sciences.
Excellent facilities for research into glacial hazards exist at UW in the Department of Earth Sciences and in the Faculties of Environmental Science and Engineering. These facilities include state-of-the-art computing facilities, geotechnical laboratories, and remote sensing equipment and software. The Waterloo Landslide Research Program is led by Professor Stephen Evans in the Department of Earth Sciences. Work on landslide and related glacial hazards is currently being conducted by Evans and his students in Iran, Philippines, Peru, Tajikistan, Central America, Russia, and the mountains of western Canada.

The University Centre for Engineering Geodynamics and Monitoring (UCEGM) is an innovative research and development organisation working in the fields of engineering geology, ecology and geography. It is situated in Moscow, Russia, and has regional representatives in the cities of Nalchik and Vladikavkaz (Russian Caucasus). UCEGM consults governmental and non-governmental organisations on environmental monitoring techniques, protection of population against natural hazards, forecast and mitigation of disasters. In recent years, UCEGM research activity has mainly focused on the monitoring and hazard assessment of debris flows and glaciers in the Caucasian Mountains. Some 15 projects with regional state and commercial organizations in the field of natural resources, population protection and geotechnical engineering have been completed in the last five years. UCEGM was one of the founding members of the Russian Debris Flow Association (DFA). Dr Sergey Chernomorets is the General Director of UCEGM and Scientific Secretary of the DFA.

Moscow State University (MSU) is the largest university in Russia, and its Faculty of Geography is the leading geographical institution in the country.
Department of Cryolithilogy and Glaciology is one of the oldest in the faculty (founded in 1944). It conducts a large and wide-ranging research programme in the Caucasus since 1960s. Study of the evolution of mountain glaciers is a major research direction. Departmental scientist carry out studies and mass-balance monitoring of the Djankuat glacier (representating Caucasus in the World Glacier Monitoring Service database), research debris flow and avalanche activity in the region, and the contemporary glacier degradation due to climate change. Dr Dmitry Petrakov leads departmental research of glacier hazards in the Central Caucasus.
Ministry of Environment of British Columbia. TheMinistry of Environment encourages environmental stewardship, provides environmental education opportunities, engages stakeholders and actively promotes the sustainable use of BritishColumbias environmental resources. Inaddition, the ministry is a leader in implementing the governments climate change initiatives. Richard Guthrie is a Regional Geomorphologist of the Vancouver Island region.
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