1st Edition

Landslides and Climate Change: Challenges and Solutions
Proceedings of the International Conference on Landslides and Climate Change, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, UK, 21–24 May 2007

ISBN 9780415443180
Published May 10, 2007 by CRC Press
528 Pages

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Book Description

Understanding the relationship between landslides and climate change is crucially important in planning a proactive approach to hazard and risk management.  Advances in geohazard modelling and prediction enable us to be better prepared for the impacts of climate change, but there is still a need for effective risk management and informed planning policy to improve the safety and sustainability of communities at risk.  The increasing frequency of extreme weather events has highlighted our vulnerability to the impact of climate change, and has resulted in enormous human and economic loss.  This book presents the Proceedings of the International Conference on ‘Landslides and Climate Change – Challenges and Solutions’, which was held in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, UK in May 2007. The volume considers the practical experiences of hazard management, risk governance and response to climate change, and will be of interest to engineers, planners, practitioners, regional and local authorities, academics and politicians.

Table of Contents

Session 1   Experience of the historical impacts of climate change on natural hazards

Session 2   Facing the challenge – landslides (and other natural hazards) and
climate change

Session 3   Advances in hazard modelling and prediction (short- and long-term)

Session 4   Experience of landslide hazard and risk management and better practices for the future

Session 5   Isle of Wight case studies

Session 6  Responding to climate change impacts at the coast

Session 7   Safer societies and sustainable communities

Session 8   Risk governance – making better planning policies and decisions

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