Landslide Risk Management comprises the proceedings of the International Conference on Landslide Risk Management, held in Vancouver, Canada, from May 31 to June 3, 2005. The first part of the book contains state-of-the-art and invited lectures, prepared by teams of authors selected for their experience in specific topics assigned to them by the JTC-1 Committee. The second part is a selection of papers submitted to the conference, most of which serve as case-history illustrations of projects on landslide risk management. This reference work presents the current status of landslide risk management as viewed by experts from around the world.
State of the art papers A framework for landslide risk assessment and management Hazard characterization and quantification Probabilistic stability analysis for individual slopes in soil and rock Estimating landslide motion mechanism, travel distance and velocity Estimating temporal and spatial variability and vulnerability Risk assessment and management Landslide hazard and risk zoning for urban planning and development Landslide risk assessment for individual facilities Invited papers Landslide risk management in forest practices Risk assessment for submarine slides Risk assessment for very large natural rock slopes Landslide risk assessment in Canada; a review of recent developments National landslide risk strategies The analysis of global landslide risk through the creation of a database of worldwide landslide fatalities The role of magnitude-frequency relations in regional landslide risk analysis Evaluation of risk to the population posed by natural hazards in Italy Business decision-making and utility economics of large landslides within national forest system lands in the United States Risky business - Development and implementation of a national landslide risk management system A preliminary landslide risk assessment of road network in mountainous region of Nepal Landslide hazard reduction strategy and action in China Recent landslide disasters in China and lessons learned for landslide risk management Case histories: hazard characterization Landslides in the Thompson River Valley between Ashcroft and Spences Bridge, British Columbia Phillips River landslide hazard mapping project Guidelines for the geologic evaluation of debris-flow hazards on alluvial fans in Utah, USA Investigation of the origin and magnitude of debris flows from the Payhua Creek basin, Matucana area, Huarochiri Province, Peru Landslide hazard evaluation for Bogota, Colombia Failure mode identification and hazard quantification for coastal bluff landslides Risk assessment of deep-seated slope failures in the Czech Republic Case histories: risk assessment and management Vulnerability and acceptable risk in integrated risk assessment framework Cost-benefit analysis for debris avalanche risk management Landslide risk assessment of coal refuse emplacement Debris flow hazard and risk assessment, Jones Creek, Washington Landslide studies and mitigation program: Seattle, Washington, United States MultiRISK: An innovative concept to model natural risks A comparison of landslide risk terminology Hazard and risk assessment: linear projects Detection and monitoring of complex landslides along the Ashcroft Rail corridor using spaceborne InSAR Application of a landslide risk management system to the Saskatchewan highway network Computers, cables and collections: digital field data collection for GIS support of landslide mapping along railroad corridors Application of quantitative risk assessment to the Lawrence Hargrave Drive Project, New South Wales, Australia Managing slope risk for a large highway network Hazard and risk assessment: individual landslide projects InSAR monitoring of the Frank Slide Coupling kinematic analysis and sloping local base level criterion for large slope instabilities hazard assessment - a GIS approach Reliability analysis of iron mine slopes Evaluation of catastrophic landslide hazard on gentle slopes in liquefiable soils during earthquakes Methodology: hazard characterization Assessing landslide hazard on medium and large scales, using self-organizing maps Assessment of slope failure susceptibility using Fuzzy Logic Landslide and debris flow characteristics and hazard mapping in mountain hill-slope terrain using GIS, central Nepal Hazard assessment of landslides triggered by heavy rainfall using Artificial Neural Networks and GIS A general landslide distribution: further examination Developing and using landslide size frequency models The morphology and sedimentology of valley confined rock-avalanche deposits and their effect on potential dam hazard Remedial works and early warning systems Development and implementation of a warning system for the South Peak of Turtle Mountain Frank Slide a century later: the Turtle Mountain monitoring project The significance of climate on deformation in a rock-slope failure - the Akerneset case study from Norway Early warning of landslides for rail traffic between Seattle and Everett, Washington, USA Towards real-time landslide risk management in an urban area
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