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1st Edition

Landslide Risk Management

ISBN 9780415380430
Published May 12, 2005 by CRC Press
774 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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










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