About the Conference

DFHM7 aims to promote international cooperation, communication and exchange of knowledge among researchers and practitioners. The first DFHM Conference was held in San Francisco, USA (1997) and subsequent Conferences were held in Taipei, Taiwan (2000), Davos, Switzerland (2003), Chengdu, China (2007), Padua, Italy (2011), and Tsukuba, Japan (2015).


The 7th DFHM in Golden, Colorado will provide a forum for international researchers, engineers, and policy makers to:

  1. Exchange ideas and transfer knowledge between scientists, engineers, and policy makers
  2. Promote scientific advancement of debris-flow hazards, response, and mitigation
  3. Promote communication related to the outstanding needs for decreasing risk from debris flows