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Flood and Landslides: Integrated Risk Assessment

Series: Environmental Science (Springer Subseries)

Edited By: R Casale and C Margotini

450 pages, 164 figs, 26 tabs


Hardback | Dec 1999 | #89974 | ISBN: 3540649816
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This book reviews the state of the art of natural disasters like floods and landslides, highlighting the possibility of safe and correct land planning and management by means of a global approach to territory. In fact, the events deriving from slope dynamics (gravitational phenomena) and fluvial dynamics (floods) are commonly triggered by the same factor (heavy rainfall), occur at the same time and are closely related. For this reason, this book analyses floods and slope stability phenomena as different aspects of the same dynamic system: the drainage basin.


Introduction/Overview technical papers.- Tools/Methodology.- Management/Socio-Economic Aspects.- Case Studies.

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