Mountain Risks: From Prediction to Management and Governance

  • Theo Van Asch
  • Jordi Corominas
  • Stefan Greiving
  • Jean-Philippe Malet
  • Simone Sterlacchini

Part of the Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research book series (NTHR, volume 34)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Stefan Greiving, Cees van Westen, Jordi Corominas, Thomas Glade, Jean-Philippe Malet, Theo van Asch
    Pages 1-27
  3. New Techniques for Assessing Mass Movement Hazards

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Ping Lu, Alexander Daehne, Julien Travelletti, Nicola Casagli, Alessandro Corsini, Jean-Philippe Malet
      Pages 31-56
    3. Ulrich Kniess, Julien Travelletti, Alexander Daehne, Dominika Krzeminska, Grégory Bièvre, Denis Jongmans et al.
      Pages 57-82
    4. Alessio Ferrari, Byron Quan Luna, Anke Spickermann, Julien Travelletti, Dominika Krzeminska, John Eichenberger et al.
      Pages 83-129
  4. Methodologies to Assess the Impact of the Natural Hazards on the Society in Terms of Risks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Byron Quan Luna, Jan Blahut, Mélanie Kappes, Sami Oguzhan Akbas, Jean-Philippe Malet, Alexandre Remaître et al.
      Pages 133-177
    3. Olga-Christina Mavrouli, Jacoppo Abbruzzese, Jordi Corominas, Vincent Labiouse
      Pages 179-199
    4. Cees van Westen, Melanie S. Kappes, Byron Quan Luna, Simone Frigerio, Thomas Glade, Jean-Philippe Malet
      Pages 201-231
    5. Simone Sterlacchini, Sami Oguzhan Akbas, Jan Blahut, Olga-Christina Mavrouli, Carolina Garcia, Byron Quan Luna et al.
      Pages 233-273
    6. Carolina Garcia, Jan Blahut, Marjory Angignard, Alessandro Pasuto
      Pages 275-284
  5. The Response of the Society Towards the Problems of Hazard and Risk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Stefan Greiving, Marjory Angignard
      Pages 287-302
    3. Olga-Christina Mavrouli, Alessandro Corsini, Jordi Corominas
      Pages 303-326
    4. Marjory Angignard, Carolina Garcia, Graciela Peters-Guarin, Stefan Greiving
      Pages 327-340
    5. Carolina Garcia, Simone Frigerio, Alexander Daehne, Alessandro Corsini, Simone Sterlacchini
      Pages 341-364
    6. Simone Frigerio, Melanie Kappes, Jan Blahůt, Grzegorz Skupinski
      Pages 383-407
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 409-413

About this book


This book offers a cross disciplinary treatment of the rapidly growing field of integrated approaches in risk assessment in mountainous areas. All major aspects related to hazard and risk assessment, risk management, and governance are illustrated with a wide range of case studies.
The first part of the book focuses on new techniques for assessing the natural hazards of different types of mass movements. State-of-the-art techniques for morphological characterization and monitoring of displacements are described. Computational advances are covered to explain the process systems and to quantify the hazards of fast and slow-moving landslides.
In the second part of the book methodologies are included for assessing the impact of these natural hazards on the society in terms of risks. In this part, methodologies for defining the vulnerability of the elements at risk are shown and the use of run-out models for risk assessment of the dangerous rapid mass movements are evaluated.
The third part of the book focuses on the response of society towards the problems of hazard and risk. It highlights the role of spatial planning, early warning systems and evacuation plans for risk management. It establishes practical thresholds for acceptable and tolerable risks and emphasizes the importance of education and communication to society.

The book is of interest to a wide range of experts from related disciplines, practitioners and stakeholders to demonstrate the importance of an integrated approach for all aspects of risks in mountainous areas.


Landslide hazard Landslide-monitoring and modelling Risk assessement Risk governance Risk management

Editors and affiliations

  • Theo Van Asch
    • 1
  • Jordi Corominas
    • 2
  • Stefan Greiving
    • 3
  • Jean-Philippe Malet
    • 4
  • Simone Sterlacchini
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Physical GeographyUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Geotechnical EngineeringTechnical University of CataloniaBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Institute of Spatial PlanningTechnical University of DortmundDortmundGermany
  4. 4.CNRS, Institut de Physique du Globe du StrasbourgUniversity of StrasbourgStrasbourgFrance
  5. 5.Institute for the Dynamic of Environmental ProcessesNational Research Council of ItalyMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-6768-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-6769-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1878-9897
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-6959
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