Building resilience to landslides in mountain communities

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Published on October 12, 2011

Author: Dr_Dave

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Building resilience to landslides in mountain communities: Building resilience to landslides in mountain communities Dave Petley Wilson Professor of Hazard and Risk Director, Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/ Schedule: Schedule Introduction – why landslides matter The imbalanced geographic distribution of landslides worldwide – the burden carried by developing countries The developing country landslide knowledge-deficit Ways to manage and mitigate landslide impacts The Hong Kong experience Ways forward for developing countries Videos: Videos Global landslide distribution 2004 - 2010: Global landslide distribution 2004 - 2010 East Asia: East Asia South Asia: South Asia SE. Asia: SE. Asia Central America and Caribbean: Central America and Caribbean Landslide occurrence through time: Landslide occurrence through time Developing country burden - Nepal: Developing country burden - Nepal Nepal temporal trend: Nepal temporal trend The landslide research / knowledge deficit: The landslide research / knowledge deficit Fatalities plotted against the number of papers in Landslides: Fatalities plotted against the number of papers in Landslides Managing landslides – reducing the toll: Managing landslides – reducing the toll Dimensions of reducing landslide losses: Dimensions of reducing landslide losses There is no magic bullet to reducing landslide losses Multiple approaches These can be mapped in three main classes Axis 1: Prevention vs adaptation: Axis 1: Prevention vs adaptation e.g. Devil’s slide, California: e.g. Devil’s slide, California Axis 2: Local vs regional: Axis 2: Local vs regional Axis 3: Hazard vs vulnerablity: Axis 3: Hazard vs vulnerablity Landslide resilience in three dimensions: Landslide resilience in three dimensions Slide 24: Hong Kong (Malone 2005) Hong Kong (Malone 2005): Hong Kong (Malone 2005) Hong Kong (Malone 2005): Hong Kong (Malone 2005) Resilience in Hong Kong: Resilience in Hong Kong Resilience in Nepal: Resilience in Nepal Effective landslide management / resilience development: Effective landslide management / resilience development Ideal is to fill the whole space Reality is to identify most effective approaches: Reality is to identify most effective approaches Conclusions: Conclusions

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