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Rainfall-triggered landslides, anthropogenic hazards, and mitigation strategies

Advances in Geosciences

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DOI: 10.5194/adgeo-14-147-2008

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Abstract

Rainfall-triggered landslides are part of a natural process of hillslope erosion that can result in catastrophic loss of life and extensive property damage in mountainous, densely populated areas. As global population expansion on or near steep hillslopes continues, the human and economic costs associated with landslides will increase. Landslide hazard mitigation strategies generally involve hazard assessment mapping, warning systems, control structures, and regional landslide planning and policy development. To be sustainable, hazard mitigation requires that management of natural resources is closely connected to local economic and social interests. A successful strategy is dependent on a combination of multi-disciplinary scientific and engineering approaches, and the political will to take action at the local community to national scale.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Rainfall-triggered landslides, anthropogenic hazards, and mitigation strategies
Series title:
Advances in Geosciences
DOI:
10.5194/adgeo-14-147-2008
Volume
14
Year Published:
2008
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Advances in Geosciences
First page:
147
Last page:
153
Number of Pages:
7