George Gaprindashvili

 

 

  

Education:

Since October 2010 - PhD student in Geography at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences;

2011 - Landslide Risk Assessment and Mitigation, Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, Sichuan province, China (PhD short course);

2011 - Remote sensing and GIS for Natural Hazard Assessment – AES, Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands (MSc Short course);

2010 - Advanced earth observation and quantified modelling in applied earth sciences – AES, Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands (MSc Short course);

2007-2009 - Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences of the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Specialty: Geomorphology - Geo-ecology and Cartography-Geo-informatics, Master of Science;

2003-2007 - Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences of the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Specialty: Geomorphology - Geo-ecology and Cartography-Geo-informatics, Bachelor.

 

Work Experience:

2013 - Up-to-date   - Chief Engineer-Geologist - Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia, National Environmental Agency, Department of Geology, Division of Disaster processes and Engineering-Geology;

2011-2013  - Chief Specialist (Engineer-Geologist) -  Ministry of Environment Protection of Georgia, National Environmental Agency, Department of Geological Hazards Management, Administration of Disaster processes and Engineering-Geology;

2009-2011    Engineer-Geologist - Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural resources of Georgia, National Environmental Agency, Department of Geological Hazards and Environmental Management, Administration of Disaster processes, Engineering-Geology and Geo-ecology;

2009 - Up-to-date   - Scientific-researcher - Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Department of Geomorphology-Geo-ecology, Cartography-Geo informatics;

2007- 2009 - Laboratory assistant - Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Department of Geomorphology-Geo-ecology, Cartography-Geo-informatics;

 

Expeditions:

2003-2012 - Studies conducted to assess the disaster processes in all regions of Georgia.

2013 - Geomonitoring studies in Samtskhe-Javakheti Region for hazard assessment;

2012 - Geomonitoring studies conducted to assess the disaster processes in Samtskhe-Javakheti region.

2012 - Geomonitoring studies conducted to assess the disaster processes in Shida Kartli region.

2011 - The Mestiachala River basin’s modern glaciers and dynamics.

2010 - Geomonitoring studies conducted to assess the disaster processes in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region.

2010 - Engineering-geological surveys in Zestafoni-Batumi section for Georgia’s main railway line rehabilitation project.

2009 - Engineering-geodynamic surveys of the landslide processes developed in “Zindisi district” of the settlement Surami of Khashuri municipality.

2009 - Engineering-geological surveys along the Trans-Caucasus gas pipeline corridor.

2009 - Geomonitoring studies conducted to assess the disaster processes in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region.

2008 - The Zopkhito River basin’s modern glaciers and dynamics.

 

Scientific Research/Grants:

1. Re-activation of groundwater level and quality monitoring network Alazani-Agrichai aquifer, groundwater monitoring network recovery in Georgia, Project Manager, 2013;

2. Tbilisi City Scenario, Engineering-Geological studies on the Territory of Tbilisi, creation of Geological and Engineering-geological maps of Tbilisi (Scale: 1:25 000), 2011-2012

3. Atlas of Natural Hazards and disaster Risks of Georgia (Printed and web-based), Author, Computer Software, author of Photo illustrations, 2011-2012;

4. National Atlas of Georgia (Shota Rustaveli National Science foundation), Computer Software, author of Photo illustrations, 2009-2012;

5. Institutional building for natural disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Georgia, 2009-2012;

6. Mass balance monitoring of Zopkhito glacier on the background of climate change (Shota Rustaveli National Science foundation), responsible executer of one of the direction, 2009-2012;

7. Modelling of climate change, the dynamics of glaciers and runoff in the Caucasus, INTAS, responsible executer of one of the direction, 2006-2008.

 

Participation in Conferences:

1.  Common condition of landslide-gravitational events In Georgia and risk of their development scale on the background of climate change and earthquake activity, Second Scientific Conference in Exact and Natural Sciences ENS-2014, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, January, 2014;

 2. Existing condition of hydrologic-geologic catastrophes of the rivers of Black Sea basin and the reality of danger through the global climate change – International Conference “Modern Problems of Geography”, dedicated to the 80th Aniversary Since the Foundation of Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Tbilisi, 2013;

3. Regulation of Mudflow Processes and  the issue of multiple use of their formations on example of  Tsiv-Gombori  molasse sediments (East Georgia), International Conference “Modern Problems of Geography”, dedicated to the 80th Aniversary Since the Foundation of Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Tbilisi, 2013;

4.  Geological Disasters in Georgia - First Regional Urban DRR workshop, Tbilisi, 09-11.09.2013;

5.  Common condition of landslide-gravitational events In Georgia and risk of their development scale on the background of climate change and earthquake activity - 1st International Conference and Workshop CAUCASUS ACTIVE TECTONICS AND MAGMATISM – HAZARDS AND RESOURCES, 29 August – 3 September, Tbilisi, Stephantsminda 2013;

6. Reality of Risk of Natural Disasters in Georgia and a Management Policy - European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013 (EGU-2013), Vienna, Austria, 07-12.04.2013;

7. Natural hazards in the Great Caucasus range on the background of climate change – risk maps for the Kazbegi and Mleta areas (Georgia) - European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013 (EGU-2013), Vienna, Austria, 07-12.04.2013;

8. Seismic Risk Assessment and Loss Estimation for Tbilisi City - European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013 (EGU-2013), Vienna, Austria, 07-12.04.2013;

9. Site classification map for Tbilisi using seismic prospecting methods - European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013 (EGU-2013), Vienna, Austria, 07-12.04.2013

10. Geodynamic processes and expected geo-ecological complications in Southern Highlands of Georgia - The first Scientific Conference in Exact and Natural Sciences, ENS-2013, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University 22-26.01.2013;

11. Meskheti Geological Environment and Geological Hazard risk - International Conference on Landslide hazard assessment and sustainable monitoring techniques for the safeguard of Vardzia monastery Complex, Vardzia, Georgia, 16-19.10.2012;

12. Geological Hazard Problem in Tbilisi, The Earthquake Loss Scenario for the City of Tbilisi, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia, 30.06.2012;

13. Landslide, Mudflow and Rockfall Assessment in Georgia, Disaster Risk Management - Challenge for Development, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia, 15.03.2012;

14. International Scientific Conference, Environment and global warming - Reality of Risk of Natural Disasters in Georgia and a Management Policy, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia, 15. 09. 2011;

15. Reality of Risk of Natural Disasters in Georgia and a Management Policy,  “Hyogo Framework for Action and Disaster Risk Reduction in Education” - Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel, Conference Hall, Tbilisi, Georgia, 16.12.2010.

 

Publications:

1. Condition of development of geological processes in Samtskhe-Javakheti Region, results of activation in 2013 and danger of risk by 2014 - summarizing geological report, Tbilisi, 2014;

2. Geographical uniqueness and current geo-ecological problems of Tusheti, Georgian National Academy of Sciences, p.p 204-263, Tbilisi, 2014;

3. A New Statistic Approach towards Landslide Hazard Risk Assessment, International Journal of Geosciences, Vol. 5 No. 1, 2014, pp. 38-49. doi: 10.4236/ijg.2014.51006;

4. Geological conditions of Mudflow Formation in Kakheti and Their management technology, Collected Papers of Institute of Water Management, Tbilisi, 2014;

5. Mudflow phenomena in eastern Georgia (Kakheti region) and their development trends related to climate change, International journal of scientific research (IJSR), Volume: 3, Issue: 2, ISSN No 2277 - 8179, p.p 193-197, 2014;

6. Fresh Groundwater Resources in Georgia and Management Problems of the Trans-Boundary Artesian Basins, 2014;

7. Scale of Anthropogenic and geological environment transformation of natural disasters in Georgia and the danger risk in the XXI century and managed to optimize actions, The Georgian National Academy of Sciences, Science and Culture (Scientific - Popular collection), Volume II, p.p 40-58, Tbilisi, 2013;

8. Existing condition of hydrologic-geologic catastrophes of the rivers of Black Sea basin and the reality of danger through the global climate change, Collected papers, new series #5 (84), Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, p.p 28-33, Tbilisi, 2013;

9. Regulation of Mudflow Processes and  the issue of multiple use of their formations on example of  Tsiv-Gombori  molasse sediments (East Georgia), Collected papers, new series #5 (84), Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, p.p 34-38, Tbilisi, 2013;

10. Project Final Report and Proposal for re-activation of the groundwater monitoring network in Georgia, Prague/Tbilisi, November, 2013;

11. Common condition of landslide-gravitational events In Georgia and risk of their development scale on the background of climate change and earthquake activity, Tbilisi, 2013;

12. Geological conditions of Mudflow Formation in Kakheti and Their management technology, Tbilisi, 2013;

13. Engineering-Geological and Geodynamic map of Tbilisi, 2013;

14. Challenges of geologic catastrophes in Georgia and ways of their reduction - European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013 (EGU-2013), Vienna, Austria, 2013;

15. Site classification map for Tbilisi using seismic prospecting methods, European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013 (EGU-2013), Vienna, Austria, 2013;

16. Natural hazards in the Great Caucasus range on the background of climate change – risk maps for the Kazbegi and Mleta areas (Georgia) - European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013 (EGU-2013), Vienna, Austria, 2013;

17. Climate as an integral synthesizer in development-reactivation processes of landslide and diagnostic criterion of its evaluation, 2013;

18. Seismic Risk Assessment and Loss Estimation for Tbilisi City - European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013 (EGU-2013), Vienna, Austria, 2013;

19. Condition of development of geological processes in Samtskhe-Javakheti Region, results of activation in 2012 and danger of risk by 2013 - summarizing geological report, Tbilisi, 2013;

20. Problems of Natural and Anthropogenic Disasters in Georgia, Journal of the Georgian Geophysical Society, Issue A. Physics of Solid Earth, Vol. 15A, p.p 14-23, Tbilisi, 2012;

21. The situation of Natural Egzo-dynamic disaster and Anthropogenic stress risk in Georgia, Action for optimization of their management, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Collected Papers, new series #4(83), pp. 50-63, Tbilisi, Georgia 2012;

22. Atlas of Natural Hazards and disaster Risks of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2012 http://drm.cenn.org/index.php/en/background-information/paper-atlas;

23. Recorded Landslide, Mudflow and Rockfall Events (map), Natural Hazards in Georgia, Atlas of Natural Hazards & Risk of Georgia, ISBN 978-9941-0-4310-9, 2012;

24. Landslide, Mudflow and Rockfall Hazard Assessment in Georgia (text), Natural Hazards in Georgia, Atlas of Natural Hazards & Risk of Georgia, ISBN 978-9941-0-4310-9, 2012;

25. Landslide Hazard Assessment in Georgia (map), Natural Hazards in Georgia, Atlas of Natural Hazards & Risk of Georgia, ISBN 978-9941-0-4310-9, 2012;

26. Mudflow Hazard Assessment in Georgia (map), Natural Hazards in Georgia, Atlas of Natural Hazards & Risk of Georgia, ISBN 978-9941-0-4310-9, 2012;

27. Rockfall Hazard Assessment in Georgia (map), Natural Hazards in Georgia, Atlas of Natural Hazards & Risk of Georgia, ISBN 978-9941-0-4310-9, 2012;

28. Reality of Risk of Natural Disasters in Georgia and a Management Policy, Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Collected Papers, #3, Tbilisi, 2012;

29. Landslide Susceptibility Assessment of Georgia, University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Enschede, The Netherlands, 2011;

30. Condition of development of geological processes in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Region, results of activation in 2010 and danger of risk by 2011 - summarizing geological report, Tbilisi, 2011;

31. Fresh ground water resources in Georgia and Management Problems of the   transboundary artesian basins, Paris, 2010;

32. Crisis Intensification of Geo-ecological Situation of the Caucasus Black Sea Coast and the strategy of risk reduction, GEOMED 2010, The 2nd International Geography Symposium, Turkey, 2010;

33. Landslide hazard assessment in Khelvachauri municipality (SMCE-based approach), University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Enschede, The Netherlands, 2010;

34. Condition of development of geological processes in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Region, results of activation in 2009 and danger of risk by 2010 - summarizing geological report, Tbilisi, 2010;

35. Results of landslide-gravitational processes and regulatory of their development in Georgia Ministry of education and science of Georgia. Institute of water management collected papers #64. p.p 125-130, Tbilisi, 2009.

36. National Report about environment situation in Georgia, author of the maps, 2009;

37. Geological state of the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park and its complication after the fires excited by the military aggression of Russia in 2008 Year; “Mecniereba da Technologiebi” (Science and Technologies), Monthly Scientific-Reviewed Magazine of Georgian Natural Academy of Science, # 10-12, 2008 Tbilisi.

38. Social and economic consequences connected with elemental natural processes and criteria of damage evaluation (South Caucasus as an example); Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Collected Papers, new series #2(81); International Conference on: “Pressing Problems of Geography of Mountainous Regions”, Tbilisi 2008;

39. Modern Geo-ecological condition of Tbilisi and ways of its improvement; LEPT Institute of Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology; Proceeding of Conference dedicate to the 100-th anniversary of professor Josef Buachidze, vol. XVI, Tbilisi 2007;

 

Diplomas and Certificates:

1. Integrated Risk Management, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC, humanitarian Aid and SHA, Tbilisi, Georgia, 24-28 February, 2014;

2. Modelling of Natural Hazards, PPRD east, Civil Protection and Disaster Management, A Flagship Initiative of the Eastern Partnership, Minsk, Belarus, 18-20 February, 2014;

3. Information Management and Guidelines on Data Issues in Humanitarian Crisis Situations, UN OCHA – UNFPA, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 13-16 May 2013;

4. Eco-system Based Disaster risk Reduction for Resilient and sustainable Development, Regional workshop for Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, 29 May-01 June, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2012;

5. LARAM-Asia Course 2011 of the International School on Landslide Risk Assessment and Mitigation, Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, Sichuan province, china, 2011;

6. Introduction to landslide analysis, Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, Sichuan province, China, 2011;

7. Risk Theory and Risk Analysis for Landslides, Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, Sichuan province, China, 2011;

8. Landslide susceptibility, hazard and risk zoning: international experiences, Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, Sichuan province, China, 2011;

9. Geotechnical analysis at slope scale, Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, Sichuan province, China, 2011;

10. Landslide risk mitigation, Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, Sichuan province, China, 2011;

11. Remote sensing and GIS for natural hazard assessment, MSc Short course, University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Enschede, The Netherlands, January-March, 2011.

12. Advanced earth observation and quantified modelling in applied earth sciences. MSc Short course, University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Enschede, The Netherlands, March-May, 2010.

13. General English Language Course at CAC (Level - Upper-Intermediate, B2 vantage), Tbilisi, 2010.

14. Risk management and Environmental assessment for spatial planning, Training, Tbilisi, 2010.

15. Multi-Hazard risk assessment - Training held at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, 2009.

 

Language skills:   

Georgian (native), English, Russian

 

Contact Information:

gaprindashvili.george@gmail.com

gaprinda1609@yahoo.com

 

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