Landslide Problems and Management in Himalaya

ISBN Number : 978-93-5299-086-3

Library Price : Rs.515

Library Dollar Price : 21$

Book Edition : First

Year of Publication : 2018

No. Of Pages : 248

Book Weight :420

About The Book

This book is a significant step towards a better understanding of landslide problems existing in Himalaya and its solutions for reducing risk. To promote incentives for undertaking landslide risk reduction activities, and how remote sensing and other Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) methods coupled with civil engineering and bio-engineering methods are helpful in reducing landslide risk and sustainable development in holistic manner. It offers a timely antidote to the existing problems in landslide management in Himalaya through strengthening landslide DRR.

This volume will be indispensable to scholars and researchers of landslide disaster management, environment and development studies as well as policy makers and those in administrative, governmental, development and construction sectors.

 

Contents -

1. Introduction
2. Geology of the Area
3. Geomorphology of the Area
4. Soil of the Area
5. Land Use / Land Cover of the Area
6. Landslide Hazard Zonation
Conclusion and Recommendation
Bibliography
Annexures

About The Author

Dr. Ravinder Singh completed his Ph.D. from Kumaun University, Nainital with specialization in landslide disaster risk reduction and management. He possesses expertise in the field of risk assessment, damage estimation, disaster preparedness, response, mitigation, capacity building, community based DRR and geomorphology with application of remote sensing and GIS. He has worked as Capacity Development Expert in the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) under UNDP-DRR programme and as Programme Manager in National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM). Presently, he is working as Consultant (Landslide and Avalanche) at the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Government of India, New Delhi.

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