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Methods for landslide evaluation are today mainly based on scientific literature of geomorphologic studies and of historical landslide events which do not consider or underestimate the impact of climate change. Therefore, it is important to provide for new tools that can adapt to the new conditions by correctly evaluating and predicting landslide hazards which is a fundamental prerequisite for accurate risk mapping and assessment and for the consequent implementation of appropriate prevention measures.
LANDSLIDE project objectives are:
– to develop a Landslide Hazard Assessment Model and Software for shallow landslide events triggered by rain fall, that on the basis of weather forecasts, predicts the corresponding landslide hazard, and sends this prediction to appropriate territorial authorities.
– to test and transfer the Landslide Hazard Assessment Model and Software into the civil protection systems of the partner territories involved, all located in landslide-prone areas.
– to involve other sectors concerned, in risk prevention and mitigation, by providing them with the new landslide hazard/risk maps, enabling to consider risk prevention into their respective planning and development policies (cross-sector approach).
– to involve the people directly concerned by the identified risks, to make them engage in self-protection and prevention activities and to distribute the responsibility for risk prevention at different levels of the community (land-owners, farmers, industry, citizens, etc.).