Mountain Risks: From Prediction to Management and Governance

ISBN: 978-94-007-6768-3 (Print) 978-94-007-6769-0 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi

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    Pages 1-27

    Introduction: The components of Risk Governance

  3. New Techniques for Assessing Mass Movement Hazards

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 29-29

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      Pages 31-56

      Innovative Techniques for the Detection and Characterization of the Kinematics of Slow-Moving Landslides

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      Pages 57-82

      Innovative Techniques for the Characterization of the Morphology, Geometry and Hydrological Features of Slow-Moving Landslides

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      Pages 83-129

      Techniques for the Modelling of the Process Systems in Slow and Fast-Moving Landslides

  4. Methodologies to Assess the Impact of the Natural Hazards on the Society in Terms of Risks

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 131-131

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      Pages 133-177

      Methods for Debris Flow Hazard and Risk Assessment

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      Pages 179-199

      Review and Advances in Methodologies for Rockfall Hazard and Risk Assessment

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      Pages 201-231

      Medium-Scale Multi-hazard Risk Assessment of Gravitational Processes

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      Pages 233-273

      Methods for the Characterization of the Vulnerability of Elements at Risk

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      Pages 275-284

      The Importance of the Lessons Learnt from Past Disasters for Risk Assessment

  5. The Response of the Society Towards the Problems of Hazard and Risk

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 285-285

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      Pages 287-302

      Disaster Mitigation by Spatial Planning

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      Pages 303-326

      Disaster Mitigation by Corrective and Protection Measures

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      Pages 327-340

      The Relevance of Legal Aspects, Risk Cultures and Insurance Possibilities for Risk Management

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      Pages 341-364

      The Relevance of Early-Warning Systems and Evacuations Plans for Risk Management

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      Pages 365-381

      Risk Assessment: Establishing Practical Thresholds for Acceptable and Tolerable Risks

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      Pages 383-407

      The Use of Geo-information and Modern Visualization Tools for Risk Communication

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 409-413