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Global Water Partnership ; World Meteorological Organization (WMO)Published by: WMO ; 2011
Sediment-related disasters, which are caused by debris flows, slope failures and landslides, have different characteristics from water-related disasters. That is, disasters sites, timing of occurence, and hazard levels are difficult to predict accurately. This Tool explains practical approaches of identifying debris flows and landslides areas and introduces good practices of mitigation measures to minimize human loss. For example, disaster prevention maps containing hazard areas, sage refuges and evacuation routes are as essential and effective means as flood hazard maps.
Collection(s) and Series: Flood Management Tool Series, Technical Document- No. 12
Format: Digital (Free), Hard copy
Tags: Flood control ; Preventing and mitigating natural disasters ; Landslide Add tag