Management of Mountain Watersheds

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Landslide Disasters: Seeking Causes – A Case Study from Uttarakhand, India

  • Martin HaighAffiliated withDepartment of Anthropology and Geography, Oxford Brookes University
  • , J. S. RawatAffiliated withCentre for Excellence for NRDMS in Uttarakhand Dept of Geography, Kumaun University,SSJ Campus

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This study is about the fundamental causes and character of landslides in the Himalaya and similar mountain belts. In part, it is intended as a protest against the repetitive and misleading reports that so often follow each successive extreme rainfall event and consequent landslide swarm. The problem is that many of these.‘kneejerk’. reactions to a disaster do little more than support folklore or a particular political stance.