The First International Geo Hazards Mapping and Environment Summit (HMES) 2016

December 3 - 16, 2016 Manila, Philippines is the New Schedule of HMES.

Brief on the project

An international summit designed for highly advanced and accurate forecasting to map critical disaster Flash points, generate from earth observation, ground penetrating satellite data and other sources, a full function GIS for hydro, seismic, solar, forest, earth core other significant fields. The conference aims to introduce changes and shifts in select policy and decision making regimes (e.g. Climate Change, dealing with land deformations or wetlands defacement, promulgating agreements for the observation holding of the International Risk Reduction and Hazard Mapping Year, Risk Reduction Month, Hazards Awareness Day, expanded agreements on sharing of GIS on disasters and information from outer space, priority care for disabled and waiver of immigration regulations in major disasters, balancing campaign for resilience with tagging of non buildable areas and relocation of communities in the path of danger, fault lines, liquefaction sites, other vulnerable places).

The ultimate aim is to mitigate loss as much as possible in foreseen mass casualty incidents, therefore the need to fully enhance forecasting, improve multi-lateral communications and coordinations, sharing of data and perfect a system of credible advisory to publics prior to occurrence of catastrophes.


The proceedings will be available published as part of the lecture and academic notes on Springer Compilation on Geohazards.


Original papers are solicited from all those areas where the interplay between the following topics of interest shown below and other related areas:

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • communications and telecommunications
  • earth observation data
  • geospatial intelligence
  • models of communication
  • Environmental Science and Technology
  • LiDAR Mapping
  • Environmental dynamics
  • Meteorology
  • Hydrology
  • Geophysics
  • Atmospheric physics
  • Physical oceanography
  • Global environmental change and ecosystems management
  • Climate and climatic changes
  • Global warming
  • Ozone layer depletion
  • Carbon capture and storage
  • Biofuels
  • Integrated ecosystems management
  • Satellite applications in the environment
  • Environmental restoration and ecological engineering
  • Habitat reconstruction
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Deforestation
  • Wetlands
  • Landscape degradation and restoration
  • Ground water remediation
  • Soil decontamination
  • Eco-technology
  • Bio-engineering
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Resource management
  • Life cycle analysis
  • Environmental systems approach
  • Renewable sources of energy-energy savings
  • Clean technologies
  • Sustainable cities
  • Health and the Environment
  • Health related organisms
  • Hazardous substances and detection techniques
  • Biodegradation of hazardous substances
  • Toxicity assessment and epidemiological studies
  • Quality guidelines, environmental regulation and monitoring
  • Indoor air pollution 
  • Water resources and river basin management
  • Regulatory practice, water quality objectives standard setting, water quality classification
  • Public participation
  • Economic instruments
  • Modelling and decision support tools
  • Institutional development
  • Transboundary cooperation
  • Management and regulation of point and diffuse pollution
  • Monitoring and analysis of environmental contaminant
  • Ground water management 
  • Wastewater and sludge treatment
  • Nutrients removal
  • Suspended and fixed film biological processes
  • Anaerobic treatment
  • Process modelling
  • Sludge treatment and reuse
  • Fate of hazardous substances
  • Industrial wastewater treatment
  • Advances in biological, physical and chemical processes
  • On site and small scale systems
  • Storm-water management 
  • Air pollution and control
  • Emission sources
  • Atmospheric modelling and numerical prediction
  • Interaction between pollutants
  • Control technologies
  • Air emission trading 
  • Solid waste management
  • Waste minimization
  • Optimization of collection systems
  • Recycling and reuse
  • Waste valorization
  • Technical aspects of treatment and disposal methods (landfilling, thermal treatment etc)
  • Leachate treatment
  • Legal, economic and managerial aspects of solid waste management
  • Management of hazardous solid waste 
  • Water treatment and reclamation
  • Advanced treatment of water and secondary effluents (membranes, adsorption, ion 
  • exchange, oxidation etc)
  • Disinfection and disinfection by- products
  • Management of water treatment residuals
  • Aesthetic quality of drinking water (taste, odors)
  • Effect of distribution systems on potable water quality
  • Reuse of reclaimed waters

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