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Community-Based Landslide Risk Reduction: Managing Disasters in Small Steps

Community-Based Landslide Risk Reduction: Managing Disasters in Small Steps
  • World Bank. January 2013
  • This book has two main aims: to demonstrate to international development agencies, governments, policy makers, project managers, practitioners, and community residents that landslide hazard can often be reduced in vulnerable urban communities in the developing world, and to provide practical guidance for those in charge of delivering Management of Slope Stability in Communities (MoSSaiC) on the ground. The purpose of the book is to take readers into the most vulnerable communities in order to understand and address rainfall-triggered landslide hazards in these areas. This book standardizes those elements of MoSSaiC that have led to its successful implementation in the Eastern Caribbean, and that are essential to the overall objectives (such as community engagement, mapping localized slope features, and broad drainage design principles). The book's nine chapters provide guidance to project managers and practitioners on the entire end-to-end process of community-based landslide risk reduction.
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Community participation, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Land degradation, Land management, Resilience, Risk management, Vulnerability
  • Main target audience: Community, Community leaders, Community project officers, Development agencies, Engineering, Governments, Policy makers, Practitioners, Project managers
  • Main purpose: Guidance, Mapping
  • Type of resource: Checklist, Guidebook, Lessons learned
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Published in 2015