This document is the final summary report resulting from successive research projects on landslide hazard mapping undertaken by the British Geological Survey with support from the Department for International Development (DFID). The aim of the studies has been to develop a generic approach to landslide hazard modelling that can be applied and adapted in any developing country. The purpose of this report is to summarise a strategy for landslide hazard preparedness based on this generic approach. The ultimate goal of the work is to prevent or minimise loss of life and damage to property.
This report is aimed at non-technical people in countries where landsliding is a problem. This summary is concerned with strategic issues that determine the skills and resources needed to plan and cost a landslide hazard preparedness work programme. For planners, decision-makers and other professionals involved with landslide hazard issues, it should provide an understandable guide to landslides, why they occur, and how regional landslide hazard maps can possibly help in their mitigation. The report is written in general terms that stress the need to assess the problem in the context of local and national constraints and requirements.
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