We are pleased to announce that all the peer reviewed proceedings presented at the workshop will be published in a special volume of the Springer ASTI series (Advances in Natural Hazards and Hydrological Risks: Meeting the Challenge - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Natural Hazards (NATHAZ'19), Pico Island - Azores 2019). In addition, all corresponding authors will be invited to submit an original manuscript in an expanded version ("full papers") to the international journal “Springer Nature Applied Sciences” (https://www.springer.com/engineering/journal/42452). The submission of the selected manuscripts will be open by June to late 2019 and the expected themed volume will be published during 2020.

The Regional Laboratory of Civil Engineering – LREC - announces the International Workshop on NATURAL HAZARDS - NatHaz19 - under the theme “Hydrological Risks”, to be held in Lajes do Pico village, in Pico island (Azores), on the 9th and 10th of May 2019.

The Workshop will offer a good opportunity for a forum on several issues related with natural hazards, particularly about hydrological risks and hazards, in this second edition.

Due to its tectonic and volcanic environment, the Azores region is affect by most of all natural hazards, namely, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, floods, costal erosion, etc. So, it is the perfect place where professionals in these areas can discuss their problems. And it will be a great opportunity to closely contact the local reality, in what concerns the natural risks that can affect that island and to visit several peculiar geological/volcanological aspects.

It will also provide an excellent occasion to enjoy the beautiful landscape of Pico Island. The beauty given by the volcanic nature of Azores islands, its geographical, cultural and gastronomical specificities and the hospitality of the Azorean people, may also be a good justification for combining the technical and scientific interest with the touristic aspects and take advantage of this excellent opportunity to visit the Azores, particularly the so-called “Triangle” (Pico Island and its nearest islands, Faial and S. Jorge).