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Avalanche Risk Management in Switzerland and Austria

Language: English
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Avalanche risk management has shaped the identity of Alpine populations, who have developed local empirical knowledge, management and risk-avoidance strategies and cultural practices to guard themselves against avalanche hazards for centuries. Nowadays, modern tools complement traditional knowledge, which continues to be developed on the ground by knowledge bearers. In both countries, preventing avalanches is a task involving the entire community; it forms an integral part of the everyday culture of the communities concerned and underscores the importance of solidarity in crisis situations.

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Place/region: Switzerland, Austria, Europe
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Gieri Venzin
Publisher: Monte films Gmbh
Coproducer/sponsor: Office fédéral de la culture
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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: HQFS-CLT-2018-RL-0138000004
Source ref.: DOC:0138000004;CAND:01380
Rights holder: Office fédéral de la culture