Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 6 April 2010


    The IPLOCA Regional Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, 6 April in Rio de Janeiro was cancelled at very short notice when about 284mm (about 1 foot) of rain fell on the city in 12 hours.

    This extraordinary and unfortunate state of affairs resulted in huge mudslides and an estimated death toll of more than 400. It left hundreds homeless, and additionally caused chaos and closure of businesses throughout the city and beyond.

    We thank board member Ebbo laenge of Conduto for his help and willingness to host the event.