The morning of August 18th, 2016, was spent at an excursion with the Austrian mountain torrent and avalanche control service in Tyrol. They had prepared three different stops where they taught us about various preventive protection measures and technical means to minimize risk and danger to human settlements.
We got to take a cable car to the top of a mountain where we were shown protection fences that prevent avalanches in extremely steep terrain. We found that very interesting and were also really impressed by the beautiful scenery on the mountain.
At another stop, we were shown a regulated waterway to prevent floods that can be caused by accumulation of heavy rainfall in the basin.
The third stop was a presentation about various past projects and structures of the Austrian mountain torrent and avalanche control service that protect settlements in the region.
Thank you to the Austrian mountain torrent and avalanche control service for these insightful excursions!