Landslides - Disaster Risk Reduction

Landslides - Disaster Risk Reduction

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This book documents the First World Landslide Forum, which was jointly organized by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), eight UN organizations (UNESCO, WMO, FAO, UN/ISDR, UNU, UNEP, World Bank, UNDP) and four NGOs (International Council for Science, World Federation of Engineering Organizations, Kyoto Univ. and Japan Landslide Society) in Tokyo in 2008. The material consists of four parts: The Open Forum qProgress of IPL Activities; Four Thematic Lectures in the Plenary Symposium qGlobal Landslide Risk Reductionq; Six Keynote Lectures in the Plenary session; and the aims and overviews of eighteen parallel sessions (dealing with various aspects necessary for landslide disaster risk reduction such as: observations from space; climate change and slope instability; landslides threatening heritage sites; the economic and social impact of landslides; monitoring, prediction and early warning; and risk-management strategies in urban area, etc.) Thus it enables the reader to benefit from a wide range of research intended to reduce risk due to landslide disasters as presented in the first global multi-disciplinary meeting.With the Master Plan budget, the lead organisation could recruit the best candidates with attractive remuneration and sustainable career path for efficient ... aquot;Hydro- logical design manual for slope stability in the Tropicsa#39;a#39;. Transport Research Laboratory, 58 pp. ... Thirty Years of slope Safety Practice in Hong Kong. Fathanianbsp;...

Title:Landslides - Disaster Risk Reduction
Author:Kyoji Sassa, Paolo Canuti
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2008-10-27


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