Landslides – Disaster Risk Reduction

  • Kyoji Sassa
  • Paolo Canuti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Progress of IPL Activities

  3. Keynote Lectures

  4. Achievements of IPL Projects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Farrokh Nadim, Oddvar Kjekstad
      Pages 213-221
    3. P. Canuti, Claudio Margottini, N. Casagli, G. Delmonaco, L. Falconi, R. Fanti et al.
      Pages 249-257
    4. Vít Vilímek, Jan Klimeš, Jiří Zvelebil, Fernando V. Astete
      Pages 259-263
    5. Melvyn Best, Peter Bobrowsky, Marten Douma, Victor Carlotto, Walter Pari
      Pages 265-273

About this book


This book documents the First World Landslide Forum, which was jointly organized by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), eight UN organizations (UNESCO, WMO, FAO, UN/ISDR, UNU, UNEP, World Bank, UNDP) and four NGOs (International Council for Science, World Federation of Engineering Organizations, Kyoto Univ. and Japan Landslide Society) in Tokyo in 2008.

The material consists of four parts: The Open Forum "Progress of IPL Activities; Four Thematic Lectures in the Plenary Symposium "Global Landslide Risk Reduction"; Six Keynote Lectures in the Plenary session; and the aims and overviews of eighteen parallel sessions (dealing with various aspects necessary for landslide disaster risk reduction such as: observations from space; climate change and slope instability; landslides threatening heritage sites; the economic and social impact of landslides; monitoring, prediction and early warning; and risk-management strategies in urban area, etc.)

Thus it enables the reader to benefit from a wide range of research intended to reduce risk due to landslide disasters as presented in the first global multi-disciplinary meeting.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kyoji Sassa
    • 1
  • Paolo Canuti
    • 2
  1. 1.UNITWIN Headquarter Building Kyoto University Uji Campus Gokasho UjiJapan
  2. 2.Università di Firenze Dipto. Scienze della Terra via GItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-69966-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-69970-5