Landslide hazard management practices in the world
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In 1997 a Workshop on Landslide Risk Assessment organised by the IUGS Working Group on Landslides, was held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. The goal of this Workshop was to provide a framework for carrying out Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) for landslides, to highlight its actual limitations and to disseminate the available tools for evaluating the different components of risk. Since then, the interest for QRA has significantly increased: the International Conferences on Instability Planning and Management held in Ventnor, UK in 2002; the Conference on Fast Slope Movements: Prediction and Prevention for Risk Mitigation, held in Naples, Italy in 2003; the IXth International Symposium on Landslides, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2004; and above all the International Conference on Landslide Risk Management held in Vancouver, B.C., Canada in 2005 demonstrate such interest. Moreover, the increasing number of papers in scientific journals and books constitute excellent examples of the...