668 pages, Illus, figs
This book documents the First World Landslide Forum, which was jointly organized by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), eight UN organizations (UNESCO, WMO, FAO, UN/ISDR, UNU, UNEP, World Bank, UNDP) and four NGOs (International Council for Science, World Federation of Engineering Organizations, Kyoto Univ. and Japan Landslide Society) in Tokyo in 2008. The material consists of four parts: The Open Forum, Progress of IPL Activities; Four Thematic Lectures in the Plenary Symposium, Global Landslide Risk Reduction'; Six Keynote Lectures in the Plenary session; and the aims and overviews of eighteen parallel sessions (dealing with various aspects necessary for landslide disaster risk reduction such as: observations from space, climate change and slope instability, landslides threatening heritage sites, the economic and social impact of landslides, and monitoring, prediction and early warning, and also risk-management strategies in urban area, etc). Thus it enables the reader to benefit from a wide range of research intended to reduce risk due to landslide disasters as presented in the first global multi-disciplinary meeting.
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