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Methods for reducing the risks of melting glaciers

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Under a pilot project being spearheaded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), a team of experts – including civil and environmental engineers from EPFL – are studying methods to help protect a region of the Andes Mountains threatened by glacial retreat. The testing phase of the pilot project will conclude at the end of the month. If successful, their methods could be used in other parts of the world as well.