This feature article describes the research conducted for the Landslide Risk Assessment Project in Nepal and Bhutan. The central theme of the project was the development and testing of rapid methods of landslide susceptibility mapping for rural infrastructure planning purposes. Remote sensing and relatively simple computer analysis of desk study datasets enabled models to be developed that provide an acceptable level of accuracy required for rural road planning purposes. Six study areas were used to derive this model and the results were successfully applied to test areas.
ISDR Highlights, Issue II, 2-3