Landslides can result in enormous casualties and huge economic losses in mountainous regions. In recent years, interest in landslide risk assessment has grown substantially. Landslide risk assessment aims to determine the expected degree of loss due to landslides and the expected number of fatalities, people injured, damage to property and disruption of economic activity. This session addresses the landslide risk assessment, to establish criteria for ranking risk posed by different types of mass movements, to quantify the impact that mass movements have on population, structures and infrastructures, and to enhance strategies for avoiding or mitigating landslide risk.
|Title of host publication||Landslide Science for a Safer Geoenvironment|
|Subtitle of host publication||Methods of Landslide Studies|
|Editors||K. Sassa, P. Canuti, Y. Yin|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 29 Apr 2014|