landslide Articles

  • Behaviour of masonry buildings subjected to landslide–induced settlements

    Simple models are nowadays essential because they provide easy and accessible understanding of the fundamental aspects of the structural response. They should be used in order to get a result that, although not yet defined in detail, has the key role of making one aware, from the initial phase of the study, of the overall facet that the final result, derived from numerical analyses, should have. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The SESAMO early warning system for rainfall-triggered landslides

    The development of Web-based information systems coupled with advanced monitoring systems could prove to be extremely useful in landslide risk management and mitigation. A new frontier in the field of rainfall-triggered landslides (RTLs) lies in the real-time modelling of the relationship between rainfall and slope stability; this requires an intensive monitoring of some key parameters that ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sycamore Canyon landslide repair, Santa Barbara, California

    A large landslide closed California Highway 144 in the Sycamore Canyon area of Santa Barbara, California, December 18, 2000. Continuing hillside movement as the repair effort was underway made the project even more challenging for the contractor. Following the installation of the GEOWEB Slope Protection System, Highway 144 was re-opened in Summer ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Stevens Hydra Probe Helps in Landslide Research

    Each year during the wet season we hear news reports about landslides in America and abroad. Sometimes these events happen in unpopulated areas but unfortunately they also occur in areas where people live, causing property damage and taking lives. But what causes these events and what can be done about them? That’s what Dr. Burns, a geology professor at Portland State University is trying to ...

  • Strategies investigation in using artificial neural network for landslide susceptibility mapping: application to a Sicilian catchment

    Susceptibility assessment of areas prone to landsliding remains one of the most useful approaches in landslide hazard analysis. The key point of such analysis is the correlation between the physical phenomenon and its triggering factors based on past observations. Many methods have been developed in the scientific literature to capture and model this correlation, usually within a geographic ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case Study - Land Slide Investigation

    The landslide occurred on March 30, 2011. The maximum rainfall (53.1 kg/m2) has been seen in this month during a year. There is igneous rock that composed of tuff, andesite, dasite and basalt on the top of metamorphic schist, graphitic schist and serpentine. There are also basalt and limestone blocks. These blocks were split by fault and moved. The landslide body is consisting of schist and ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • GPS–based slope monitoring systems and their applications in transition mining from open–pit to underground

    Combining methods of open–pit and underground mining can yield maximum economic outcomes, while they may also cause large–scaled geological hazards, such as landslides. Failure to prevent landslides in mining areas could result in losses and damages to equipment, surrounding environments, and even human lives. In this paper, we report the application of global positioning system (GPS) for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Can nature help reduce the impacts of climate change?

    Building and managing a well-planned network of natural areas might provide an effective and, in many cases, cheaper solution for coping with natural disasters such as floods or landslides. A new report published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA) explores how ‘green infrastructure’ can help Europe prepare for and reduce the loss from weather- and climate-related hazards. ...

  • Case study - South Pool Creek, Devon

    Part of the works to repair an essentials road recently damaged by a landslide required hydroseeding to it's slopes and to help retain the soil an erosion control blanket was fitted by the client prior to seeding. Additional tackifier was added to the mix to help bind the sprayed on material to the steep slopes until germination and the establishment of the new grasses. Project Size: ...


    By RMB Hydroseeding

  • Castle rock railroad embankment, Castle Rock, Washington

    Unusual problems call for unusual solutions. That's why a 75-mm (3-in.) thick layer of crushed rock, confined by honeycomb-like geocells, is being used to protect the surface of nearly 1.2 ha (3 acres) of long, steep cut slopes along a 0.4 kilometer (0.25 mi) of Burlington Northern Santa Fe's (BNSF) track in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. Site history The idea is to prevent the kind of ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Purpose-Driven Public Sector Reform: The Need for Within-Government Capacity Build for the Management of Slope Stability in Communities in the Caribbean

    Abstract This article stresses the importance of within-government capacity build as the optimal approach to minimizing landslide risk to the most vulnerable communities in the developing world. Landslide risk is an integrated issue that demands strong managerial leadership and multidisciplinary inclusion to develop structures that deliver sustainable improvements in the reduction of risk. The ...


  • Geodrilling: Maintenance of active slope stability installations

    Landslide activity and slope failure on parts of the Isle of Wight have been an ongoing problem for hundreds of years and a significant landslide during the particularly bad winter of 1994-5 seriously affected an area up to 400 metres inland from the coast. Instability in the Castlehaven area had to be addressed to reduce the risk to public safety, property and the local infrastructure. The Isle ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • Research on geologic hazard risk management in China based on geologic hazard survey and zoning

    China is a typical developing country. Risk management has become an inevitable trend in China's geologic hazard management and it is imperative to conduct geologic hazard risk evaluation. Although China has laid the foundation for geologic hazard survey and zoning, the large-scale geologic environment information is not fully available and the geologic hazard risk evaluation must be pressed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Needs and vulnerability assessment (NAVA) indicators for specific hazards in the context of Sri Lanka

    Development of a four hazard-specific toolkit (drought, flood, landslide and chronic kidney diseases of unknown aetiology) for needs and vulnerability assessment in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector included community consultations with district, divisional and community stakeholders in four selected districts of Sri Lanka, which are highly prone to the respective hazards. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Integrated actions in the management of critical hydrologic events

    Owing to the increase in urban populations, there has also been an increased incidence of critical events, especially those related to floods and landslides. Since the implementation of the National Civil Defense System in Brazil, a focus on disaster management is no longer the answer when assisting those affected; instead, the answer has become managing disaster risk, in addition to the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Trust and Hospitality in the Chicorral Community, Ixtahuacán, Sololá, Guatemala

    For those who have all the basic services, it may be hard to conceive of the extreme poverty faced by the indigenous K'iche communities. My first experience in the Bio-rights initiative was to visit Chicorral, the most remote and difficult to access community, and smallest with only 20 families. In ...


    By Wetlands International

  • The EU Soil Thematic Strategy: outline and current situation in the debate

    Soil provides us with food, biomass and raw materials. It serves as a platform for human activities and landscape and as an archive of heritage and plays a central role as a habitat and gene pool. It stores, filters and transforms many substances, including water, nutrients and carbon. In fact, it is the biggest carbon store in the world (1,500 gigatonnes). These functions must be protected ...

  • Sarez lake, Rogun basin, Aral sea

    This article analyses numerous Internet articles that discuss the use of cross-border rivers in Central Asia, including risks involving the appearance of lakes and the building of artificial water reservoirs in mountainous areas. It also evaluates options to prevent the collapse of natural dams, which created natural lakes on mountain streams, and possible ways of using the water of natural lakes ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Involving stakeholders in developing sustainability indicators for farming systems: a Philippine case study

    Small-scale farmers in the Philippines have an average landholding of 2 ha and often no secure land tenure. Many cultivate unsuitable upland areas, leading to erosion and sometimes dramatic landslides. To evaluate sustainability of different farming systems with the involvement of local stakeholders, sustainability indicators were used in this study to compare three different farming systems on ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Climate action issues: Increase recycling rates, save the planet

    Evidence is mounting that climate change is real and impacting our planet right now. Last summer had many weather extremes: floods, fires, melting ice and feverish heat. These weather-related disasters fit patterns predicted by the World Meteorological Organization and the International Panel on Climate Change. These organizations predicted there would be “more frequent and more intense ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

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