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, Huarochirí Province, Perú
    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 Åkerneset 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











    Oldrich Hungr, Robin Fell, Réjean Couture, Erik Eberhardt