Introduction: Risk assessment

Huabin Wang, Rejean Couture, C.J. Van Westen

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLandslide Science for a Safer Geoenvironment
Subtitle of host publicationMethods of Landslide Studies
EditorsK. Sassa, P. Canuti, Y. Yin
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-05050-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-05049-2
Publication statusPublished - 29 Apr 2014


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