General bibliography on the Stava disaster, 1985(updating: 11th July 2020) ALEXANDER D.E. (1986) – Northern Italian dam failure and mudflow, July 1985. “Disasters”, Vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 3-7, The International Journal of Disaster Studies and Practice, Foxcombe Publications, London. Also in: G. Tosatti (ed.) “A Review of the Scientific Contributions on the Stava Valley Disaster (Eastern Italian Alps), 19th July 1985”, Special Volume of the GNDCI-CNR, pp. 5-11, 2003, Pitagora Ed., Bologna. AZAM S. & LI Q. (2010) – Tailings Dam Failures: A Review of the Last One Hundred Years. Geotechnical News, no. 51, pp. 50-53, Richmond, Canada. BERLANDA

Educational Path/Travelling Exhibition

The travelling exhibition proposes the contents of the educational path organized at the Stava 1985 Information Centre. By means of short texts and pictures, the following aspects are shown: the history of the Prestavèl mine and the fluorite ore dressing plant;the fluorite froth flotation process and construction and growth of the Stava tailings dams;the collapse of the dams, which on 19th July 1985 caused the loss of 268 human lives and very serious environmental and material damage;the causes and responsibilities of the disaster, as established at the criminal trial which ended with the sentence of 10 defendants found guilty of

Formation for technicians and managers

The Stava 1985 Foundation is available to offer its own structure and network of experts to technicians and managers in charge of the safety of geotechnical structures. It organizes educational initiatives and seminars which aim to improve their level of knowledge on this important topic. Post-university specialization initiatives are carried out in collaboration with Universities and Technical Associations. Worthy of note was the workshop on “Safety of earth structures: tailings dams, soil fills and landfills”, which was held in Stava on 16th, 17th and 18th July 2015, thanks to the Order of Engineers of the Province of Trento, the Italian