Landslides, Risk Assessments, and Mitigation in Post-Earthquake Nepal

Venue: Ministry of Forestry, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu, Nepal

Date: 19-22 January, 2016

Contact Person: AishaKhatoon

Type: Workshops


In September 2015, under the leadership of Department of Soil Conservation and Watershed Management (DSCWM) and in partnership with UNEP, FAO, ICIMOD and UNDP, a consultative workshop was organized to discuss a common data sharing platform on landslide inventories and a harmonized methodology for landslide hazard mapping and treatment.

As a result, several working groups were formed to develop guidelines, which could be implemented in earthquake and landslide effected districts by the District Soil Conservation Offices (DTOs) and other concerned agencies. However, developing these guidelines would take time and acknowledging the urgency to address the landslide risk in the post-earthquake situation, a three and half-day workshop was organized.

Objectives of the Workshop:

  • Assess and prioritize treatment of existing landslides
  • Bio-engineering and livelihoods approaches during landslide treatment
  • Identify available resources for landslide treatment
  • Stocktaking of available data on hazards and risk at the local level
  • Understand ground realities and adapt simple effective methodology