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Learning from slope failures to enhance landslide risk management

K. K. S. Ho and J. W. C. Lau
Learning from slope failures to enhance landslide risk management
Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (February 2010) 43 (1): 33-68

Abstract

Landslide investigations have contributed greatly to enhancing the understanding of slope behaviour in Hong Kong. Insights have been gained from studies of slope failures into the contributory roles of geology and hydrogeology in tropically weathered profiles, which have led to advances in slope engineering practice in Hong Kong. Some pertinent questions are highlighted in respect of landslide risk management vis-a-vis geological, hydrogeological and human uncertainties (i.e. errors or misjudgement). Case studies are presented to illustrate the role of uncertainties in slope failures. Some suggestions are made with a view to enhancing geotechnical and engineering geological input in landslide risk management.


ISSN: 1470-9236
EISSN: 2041-4803
Serial Title: Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology
Serial Volume: 43
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Learning from slope failures to enhance landslide risk management
Affiliation: Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Civil Engineering and Development Department, Hong Kong, China
Pages: 33-68
Published: 201002
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom
References: 117
Accession Number: 2010-029000
Categories: Engineering geologyHydrogeology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sects., sketch maps
N22°04'60" - N22°34'60", E113°49'60" - E114°30'00"
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
Update Code: 201017
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