During the period from November 22 to 24, 2023, an International scientific and practical conference was held in Almaty, dedicated to the fiftieth anniversary of the creation of the state institution “Kazselezaschita” on the topic: “Mudflow safety - 50 years of activity of Kazselezaschita: status and prospects.”
The event was attended by delegations from the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Belarus, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan. In total, more than 70 representatives of scientific organizations and emergency departments took part in the conference.
In his welcoming speech, the Vice Minister for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. Pshembaev noted that mudflows pose a serious threat to humans and the environment, and our task is to develop and improve methods and technologies that will minimize risks and ensure the safety of our communities.
Also, the Vice Minister emphasized that this event provides participants with a unique opportunity to come together to exchange knowledge, experience and the latest scientific achievements in this important area.
In his speech, the Director of the Center, Mr. Aubakirov congratulated the staff of the State Institution “Kazselezaschita” on the 50th anniversary of its formation, emphasizing the historical importance of its creation, and also noted the work done, including the construction of a number of objects outstanding in their gigantic size.
The second day of the conference was held at the Center, during which the Director of the Center presented a report on the relevance of creating a regional early warning system and mutual information about the threat of transboundary emergencies.
In general, the conference addressed such important issues as: state policy in the CIS countries to ensure mudflow safety, engineering protection against mudflows (construction of mudflow retention dams and mudflow passage structures), preventive mudflow protection work and monitoring of mudflow hazards, development of theoretical and scientific methodological foundations for studying mudflows, forecasting and assessing mudflow risks, modern methods of using ICT, etc.