Landslides and Climate Change: Challenges and Solutions: Proceedings of the International Conference on Landslides and Climate Change, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, UK, 21–24 May 2007

1st Edition

Robin McInnes, Jenny Jakeways, Helen Fairbank, Emma Mathie

CRC Press
Published May 10, 2007
Reference - 514 Pages
ISBN 9780415443180 - CAT# SW3180

USD$290.00

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Summary

Understanding the relationship between landslides and climate change is crucially important in planning a proactive approach to hazard and risk management.  Advances in geohazard modelling and prediction enable us to be better prepared for the impacts of climate change, but there is still a need for effective risk management and informed planning policy to improve the safety and sustainability of communities at risk.  The increasing frequency of extreme weather events has highlighted our vulnerability to the impact of climate change, and has resulted in enormous human and economic loss.  This book presents the Proceedings of the International Conference on ‘Landslides and Climate Change – Challenges and Solutions’, which was held in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, UK in May 2007. The volume considers the practical experiences of hazard management, risk governance and response to climate change, and will be of interest to engineers, planners, practitioners, regional and local authorities, academics and politicians.

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