The work within this project is organized around five scientific work packages, which approach the problem at different scales and with different methodologies. An additional sixth work package consists of project management, communication and valorisation.


WP1 assesses landslide susceptibility at a regional scale within the 4 targeted regions. It does so by first calibrating existing susceptibility and hazard models for various types of landslides in the study areas based on a detailed inventory of recent landslides and secondly developing physically-based models, by intensive data collection in representative sub-regions.


WP2 evaluates the exposure and potential loss degree of the elements at risk in some of the study areas. It estimates both the direct, indirect and intangible damage of landslides in a semi-quantitative way, by mapping elements at risk with the use of satellite imagery, interviews of key informants, group discussions and a structured household survey in the region.


WP3 is strongly linked to WP2 and aims at evaluating the effectiveness of the currently implemented resilience strategies at household and at policy levels. Existing resielience strategies in the field are mapped and compared with state of the art geotechnical and policy tools in recent literature. The approach towards mapping of the strategies is semi-quantitative, combining interviews of key informants, group discussions and a structured household survey.


WP4 attempts to understand the community dynamics and their relationship to land, their environment and its hazards. Key informants are interviewed to identify and describe cultural premises and representations related to natural hazards, the extent of solidarity networks and the leadership structure. Relevant means of communication to inform the people about possible resilience strategies will be identified.


WP5 combines into effective risk maps the information gathered in previous work packages. A flexible GIS tool will be developed, enabling scientists from local institutions to update the risk assessment based on updated hazard and vulnerability maps. This GIS tool will also be used to test the influence of climate and land use change scenarios on the resulting risk estimates.


WP6 aims at insuring the coordination of the actions of the different project partners and the interactions between the different work packages. It does so by organizing regular stakeholder meetings, workshops, the dissemination of information in a newsletter and on the website,...


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