Landslides - Disaster Risk Reduction

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Kyoji Sassa, Paolo Canuti
Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 27, 2008 - Science - 650 pages
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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 "Progress of IPL Activities; Four Thematic Lectures in the Plenary Symposium "Global Landslide Risk Reduction"; 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.

 

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Contents

Progress ofthe International Programme on Landslides IPL Objectives of the IPL and the World Landslide Forum
3
Projects of International Programme on Landslides
15
Keynote Lectures
29
Landslide Risk Assessment and Mitigation Strategy
31
Understanding to Predict
62
MechanicsBased Approach Toward the Mitigation of Debris Flow Disasters
89
Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences An Overview
115
Satellite Remote Sensing Applications for Landslide Detection and Monitoring
143
A Look from Space
284
Mapping Inventories Susceptibility Hazard and Risk
321
Monitoring Prediction and Early Warning
350
Targeted Landslides Mechanism and Impacts
376
Catastrophic Slides and Avalanches
377
Cultural Heritage and Landslides Research for Risk Prevention and Conservation
401
Landslides and MultiHazards
434
Rainfall Debris Flows and Wildfires
451

Huge Landslides Caused by Massive Earthquakes and LongLasting Geotechnical Risks
159
The Increasing Wildfire and PostFire DebrisFlow Threat in Western USA and Implications for Consequences of Climate Change
177
Recovery of the Buddhas Niches and Cliff in Bamiyan Central Afghanistan after the Taliban Destruction of 2001
191
Achievements of IPL Projects
211
Assessment of Global HighRisk Landslide Disaster Hotspots
212
International Summer School on Rockslides and Related Phenomena in the Kokomeren River Valley Tien Shan Kyrgyzstan
223
Landslide Investigation and Capacity Building in the Machu Picchu Aguas Calientes Area IPL C1011
228
Monitoring Geomorphological Evolution and Slope Stability of Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu Results from Italian INTERFRASI project
249
Dilatometric and Extensometric Monitoring of Rock Blocks Displacements Within Machu Picchu Archaeological Site Peru
259
Geophysical Surveys at Machu Picchu Peru Results for Landslide Hazard Investigations
264
Integration of VHR Satellite Images with Field Data for the Analysis of Debris Sheet Instability in the Machu Picchu Area
275
Parallel Sessions
282
Technological Development
283
Capacity Building
472
Case Studies and National Experiences
473
Education Capacity Building and Public Awareness for Disaster Reduction
499
International Cooperation Initiatives
516
Policy and Institutional Framework for Landslide Mitigation and Risk Reduction
531
Mitigation Preparedness and Recovery
555
Climate Change and Slope Instability
557
Economic and Social Impacts of Landslides
573
Environmental Impact of Landslides
588
Engineering Measures for Landslide Disaster Mitigation
609
Watershed and Forest Management for Landslide Risk Reduction
632
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