South Asian Perspectives in Understanding Role of Engineering Geology for Geodisaster Management

  • Ranjan Kumar DahalEmail author
Conference paper


Loss associated with geodisasters is immense in South Asia, not only in terms of human lives but also in terms of property destroyed. Despite increasing geodisaster risk in the South Asian Region, awareness and understanding of georisks among people and governments remains low. Exposure and vulnerability to geohazards and their consequential impacts are not yet at the forefront of development agendas in the all South Asian countries. Situations are worst in Nepal, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. In many cases, the disaster management authorities in these countries could not accept the fact that the geohazards in this region are directly associated with fragile geological settings and weak understanding of engineering geology of the region. This paper describes importance of engineering geological study in south Asia for geodisaster management.


South Asia Geodisasters Earthquakes Landslides Floods 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Central Department of GeologyTribhuvan UniversityKritipur, KathmanduNepal

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