The Chair contributes to the implementation of the Sendai Partnership 2015-2025, launched by the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) and by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), and to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of the United Nations (UN).
The Chair mission is to promote Research and Development (R&D) for the prevention and management of geo-hydrological hazards, in order to support policies and actions of risk reduction. To fulfil these intentions the specific objectives are:
- to promote the development of innovative technologies for the prevention and mitigation of geo-hydrological hazards;
- to develop tools and procedures for supporting risk reduction policies and the management of emergencies for the safety of human life;
- to promote the protection of cultural heritage threatened by geo-hydrological hazards;
- to promote research at the international level by offering scientific facilities to postgraduate students and visiting researchers.