Landslide hazard assessments: problems and limitations. Examples from Hong Kong
Published:January 01, 2016
S. Parry, 2016. "Landslide hazard assessments: problems and limitations. Examples from Hong Kong", Developments in Engineering Geology, M. J. Eggers, J. S. Griffiths, S. Parry, M. G. Culshaw
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Hong Kong has made considerable progress in reducing landslide hazards from man-made slopes. As a consequence, Hong Kong has recently commenced the systematic evaluation of landslides from natural slopes. This paper discusses the assessment approached adopted, limitations with the approach and the problems with landslide hazard assessment in general by means of a case study. The paper concludes that the current approach, whilst suitable for its original purpose, that is the rapid evaluation of the likely magnitude of landslide hazards at the review stage of a development, has limitations when used for systematic landslide assessments at existing developments. It...
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