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Integration of Geohazards into Urban and Land-Use Planning. Towards a Landslide Directive. The EuroGeoSurveys QuestionnaireOpen image in new window

  • Rosa María Mateos
  • Gerardo HerreraEmail author
  • Juan Carlos García-Davalillo
  • Gilles Grandjean
  • Eleftheria Poyiadji
  • Raluca Maftei
  • Tatiana-Constantina Filipciuc
  • Mateja Jemec Auflič
  • Jernej Jez
  • Laszlo Podolszki
  • Alessandro Trigila
  • Valerio Comerci
  • Hugo Raetzo
  • Arben Kociu
  • Maria Przyłucka
  • Marcin Kułak
  • Izabela Laskowicz
  • Michael Sheehy
  • Veronika Kopackova
  • Michaela Frei
  • Dirk Kuhn
  • John F. Dehls
  • Reginald L. Hermanns
  • Niki Koulermou
  • Colby A. Smith
  • Mats Engdahl
  • Pere Buxó Pagespetit
  • Marta González
  • Vanessa Banks
  • Claire Dashwood
  • Helen Reeves
  • Francesca Cigna
  • Pavel Liščák
  • Vidas Mikulėnas
  • Vedad Demir
  • Margus Raha
  • Lidia Quental
  • Daniel Oliveira
  • Ruben Dias
  • Cvjetko Sandić
Conference paper

Abstract

Exposure to hazards is expected to increase in Europe, due to rapid population growth in urban areas and the escalation of urbanization throughout many countries. In the framework of the European Geological Surveys (EGS), the Earth Observation and Geohazards Expert Group (EOEG) has carried out a survey based enquiry regarding the integration of geohazards (earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, ground subsidence, floods and others) into urban and land-use planning. Responses from 19 European countries and 5 regions reveal heterogeneous policies across national borders. 17% of the countries have not yet implemented any legal measures to integrate geohazards into urban and land-use plans and half of the participating countries have no official methodological guides to construct geohazard maps. Additionally, there is a scarce knowledge about real social impacts of geohazards and resulting disasters in many of the countries, although they have a significant impact on their national economies. This overview stresses the need for a common legislative framework and homogenization of the national legislations as well as mutual guidelines which adopt the principles applicable to the management of geohazards and explain the process to be followed in the production of hazard documentation. This is especially relevant in case of landslide and subsidence hazards; although those are of great importance in Europe, there are no common guidelines and practices similar to Directive 2007/60/EC on the assessment and management of flood risk. Based on their expertise, EuroGeoSurveys (EGS) have the potential to coordinate this activity in European geohazard guidelines and to promote the interaction among stakeholders.

Keywords

Geohazards Urban and land-use planning Landslide directive EuroGeoSurveys 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This survey has been developed within the framework of EuroGeoSurveys (EGS). We would like to express our gratitude to all members and partners of EGS as well as to the staff of the EGS Executive Committee for their valuable support.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosa María Mateos
    • 1
  • Gerardo Herrera
    • 1
    Email author
  • Juan Carlos García-Davalillo
    • 1
  • Gilles Grandjean
    • 2
  • Eleftheria Poyiadji
    • 3
  • Raluca Maftei
    • 4
  • Tatiana-Constantina Filipciuc
    • 4
  • Mateja Jemec Auflič
    • 5
  • Jernej Jez
    • 5
  • Laszlo Podolszki
    • 6
  • Alessandro Trigila
    • 7
  • Valerio Comerci
    • 7
  • Hugo Raetzo
    • 8
  • Arben Kociu
    • 9
  • Maria Przyłucka
    • 10
  • Marcin Kułak
    • 10
  • Izabela Laskowicz
    • 10
  • Michael Sheehy
    • 11
  • Veronika Kopackova
    • 12
  • Michaela Frei
    • 13
  • Dirk Kuhn
    • 14
  • John F. Dehls
    • 15
  • Reginald L. Hermanns
    • 15
  • Niki Koulermou
    • 16
  • Colby A. Smith
    • 17
  • Mats Engdahl
    • 17
  • Pere Buxó Pagespetit
    • 18
  • Marta González
    • 18
  • Vanessa Banks
    • 19
  • Claire Dashwood
    • 19
  • Helen Reeves
    • 19
  • Francesca Cigna
    • 19
  • Pavel Liščák
    • 20
  • Vidas Mikulėnas
    • 21
  • Vedad Demir
    • 22
  • Margus Raha
    • 23
  • Lidia Quental
    • 24
  • Daniel Oliveira
    • 24
  • Ruben Dias
    • 24
  • Cvjetko Sandić
    • 25
  1. 1.Geohazards InSAR Laboratory and Modeling GroupGeohazards Unit Geological Survey of Spain (IGME)MadridSpain
  2. 2.BRGMRisk and Prevention DivisionOrleansFrance
  3. 3.Engineering Geology DepartmentInstitute of Geology and Mineral ExplorationAthensGreece
  4. 4.Geological Institute of RomaniaGeoHazard TeamSurlariRomania
  5. 5.Geological Survey of SloveniaLjubljanaSlovenia
  6. 6.Croatian Geological SurveyZagrebCroatia
  7. 7.SPRAGeological Survey of ItalyRomeItaly
  8. 8.Swiss Federal Office for the EnvironmentBernSwitzerland
  9. 9.Geological Survey of AustriaWienAustria
  10. 10.Polish Geological Institute, National Research InstituteWarszawaPoland
  11. 11.Geological Survey of IrelandDublinIreland
  12. 12.Czech Geological SurveyPragueCzech Republic
  13. 13.Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR)HanoverGermany
  14. 14.Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Germany, on Behalf of the Participating State Geological Surveys‎HanoverGermany
  15. 15.Geological Survey of Norway‎TrondheimNorway
  16. 16.Cyprus Geological SurveyLefkosiaCyprus
  17. 17.Geological Survey of SwedenUppsalaSweden
  18. 18.Institut Cartogràfic I Geològic de CatalunyaCatalunyaSpain
  19. 19.British Geological SurveyNottinghamUK
  20. 20.Geological Survey of SlovakiaBratislavaSlovakia
  21. 21.Geological Survey of LithuaniaVilniusLithuania
  22. 22.Federalni Zavod Za GeologijuMinnaNigeria
  23. 23.Geological Survey of EstoniaTallinnEstonia
  24. 24.Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e MinasMinasPortugal
  25. 25.Geological Survey of the Republic of SrpskaZvornikBosnia and Herzegovina

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