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Landslides - Disaster Risk Reduction

Editors: Sassa, Kyoji, Canuti, Paolo (Eds.)

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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.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Progress of the International Programme on Landslides (IPL) – Objectives of the IPL and the World Landslide Forum

    Sassa, Kyoji

    Pages 3-14

  • Projects of International Programme on Landslides

    Casagli, Nicola (et al.)

    Pages 15-28

  • Landslide Risk Assessment and Mitigation Strategy

    Lacasse, Suzanne (et al.)

    Pages 31-61

  • Understanding to Predict

    Picarelli, Luciano

    Pages 63-88

  • Mechanics-Based Approach Toward the Mitigation of Debris Flow Disasters

    Takahashi, Tamotsu

    Pages 89-113

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Landslides - Disaster Risk Reduction
Editors
  • Kyoji Sassa
  • Paolo Canuti
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-69970-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-69970-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 650
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