Landslide Risk Management by Oldrich Hungr, Robin Fell, Réjean Couture, Erik Eberhardt

By Oldrich Hungr, Robin Fell, Réjean Couture, Erik Eberhardt

Landslide possibility Management contains the court cases of the overseas convention on Landslide danger administration, held in Vancouver, Canada, from might 31 to June three, 2005. the 1st a part of the booklet comprises cutting-edge and invited lectures, ready by way of groups of authors chosen for his or her event in particular themes assigned to them via the JTC-1 Committee. the second one half is a range of papers submitted to the convention, such a lot of which function case-history illustrations of tasks on landslide chance administration. This reference paintings offers the present prestige of landslide possibility administration as seen by means of specialists from round the world.

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AGS (2000) suggested tolerable risk criteria. Situation Suggested tolerable risk for loss of life Existing engineered slopes New engineered slopes 10Ϫ4/annum person most at risk 10Ϫ5/annum average of persons at risk 10Ϫ5/annum person most at risk 10Ϫ6/annum average of the persons at risk principles that are applicable to risk from slopes and landslides: – Tolerable risks are higher for landslides on natural hillsides than those from engineered slopes. – Once a natural slope has been placed under monitoring, or risk mitigation measures have been executed, the tolerable risks approach those of engineered slopes.

Tolerable risks may vary from country to country, as well as within a country, depending on historic exposure to landslide hazard, and the system of ownership and control of slopes and natural landslides hazards. 14 Copyright 2005 by Taylor & Francis Group For hazard analysis for land use planning, the emphasis may be on limiting building development to those areas where risks are assessed as likely to be acceptable, and using the higher hazard areas for low occupancy use such as sports field or passive recreation.

The authors’ experience is that many experienced practitioners are reluctant to use quantitative approaches to estimating landslide frequencies, because of their lack of experience in doing this. This needs to be addressed by systematic, on the site training and review by experienced professionals. There is still a lack of general acceptance of the method by the profession. It should be recognised that QRA is an engineering tool that may be used for an appropriate problem or to supplement other conventional tools for landslide risk management.

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