Condolences for prof. Adalberto Vallega, President of the International Geographical Union

Dear All,

It is with great sorrow that I announce that our colleague Adalberto Vallega, President of the International Geographical Union, passed away this morning (Wednesday, 22nd November 2006).Adalberto Vallega

The funeral will be held on Friday 24th November in the Catholic church of Vezzi Portio, the small town in inland Liguria, Italy, where Adalberto spent the final part of his life. The religious service will be held privately.

Please find enclosed a concise presentation of Adalberto Vallega’s scientific profile and activities. A detailed CV, together with his bibliography may be found on, and downloaded from, and

For messages of condolence, please contact the Home of Geography:, or

Donations in memory of Adalberto Vallega may be made to the Promotion and Solidarity Fund of the International Geographical Union, in care of the IGU Secretariat in Arlington, Virginia. They will be used to help young geographers and geographers from developing countries.

Best regards,

Giuliano Bellezza

Encl: A. Vallega’s concise CV & bibliography

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