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Published on June 3, 2012

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PowerPoint Presentation: Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience Landslides and Engineered Slopes: Protecting Society through Improved Understanding David Petley Dean of Research and Wilson Professor of Hazard and Risk Twitter: @ davepetley Blog: http :// blogs.agu.org/landslideblog Kharapani, Nepal, 5th May 2012: Kharapani , Nepal, 5 th May 2012 Photos: Kunda Dixit and Robin M arston PowerPoint Presentation: Annapurna IV landslide © Avia Club Nepal Global losses from landslides UN EM-DAT dataset: Global losses from landslides UN EM-DAT dataset Number of people killed by landslides Number of recorded landslides Collecting data on landslides that kill people: Collecting data on landslides that kill people Supplemented more recently with the blog: Supplemented more recently with the blog All landslide data will be available online in late Summer 2012 Fatal landslides: 2004-2010: Fatal landslides: 2004-2010 Number of deaths recorded: 80,058 people Number of non-seismic landslide events that i nvolved at least one death: 2,620 Causing: 32,322 deaths Number of deaths from s eismic landslides: 47,736 Global landslide distribution 2004 - 2010: Global landslide distribution 2004 - 2010 East Asia: East Asia Philippine Sea Plate South Asia: South Asia Nepal landslide distribution through the year: Nepal landslide distribution through the year 0 90 180 270 365 Central and South America: Central and South America Landslide occurrence through time: Landslide occurrence through time PowerPoint Presentation: Average global annual cycle PowerPoint Presentation: Fatalities (non-seismic) Landslides (non-seismic) All landslides Non-seismic landslides Post seismic effects: cumulative fatalities from non-seismic landslides in Sichuan Province, China: Post seismic effects: cumulative fatalities from non-seismic landslides in Sichuan Province, China Wenchuan Earthquake PowerPoint Presentation: Wenchuan Earthquake Post seismic effects: cumulative fatalities from non-seismic landslides in Sichuan Province, China Developing country burden - Nepal: Developing country burden - Nepal Landslides and deaths in Nepal: Landslides and deaths in Nepal Cumulative total of lives lost Cumulative total of landslides Hong Kong: trends in loss of life to landslides: Hong Kong: trends in loss of life to landslides GEO established in 1977 Early data: GEO and Andrew Malone Improved knowledge: research publications on landslides Papers in ISI peer-reviewed journals: Improved knowledge: research publications on landslides Papers in ISI peer-reviewed journals PowerPoint Presentation: Lives lost vs number of publications by country Landslide density against population density for countries with n>10 deaths: Landslide density against population density for countries with n>10 deaths Bhuta n Countries with high levels of r esearch PowerPoint Presentation: Lives lost vs number of publications by country Non-seismic (i.e. rainfall) landslide fatalities in China 1995-2011: Non-seismic (i.e. rainfall) landslide fatalities in China 1995-2011 PowerPoint Presentation: Number of papers Number of fatalities Role of improved understanding in loss reduction in China So, there is strong evidence that improved understanding is important: So, there is strong evidence that improved understanding is important In general, geographically-specific research seems to be associated with a reduction in deaths from landslides So focused research should be part of a strategy for reducing losses from landslides Publication rates on academic papers: Publication rates on academic papers World (right hand axis) China India Nepal Colombia Philippines Landslides and Engineered Slopes: Protecting Society through Improved Understanding: Landslides and Engineered Slopes: Protecting Society through Improved Understanding Improved understanding needed but underway Improved understanding needed Conclusions: Conclusions PowerPoint Presentation: Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience David Petley Email: d.n.petley@durham.ac.uk Twitter: @ davepetley Blog: http ://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/

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