TITLE

Achievements of and Challenges to the Hong Kong Landslide Risk Management

AUTHOR(S)
Tam, Rick C. K.; Chang, Michael M. K.
PUB. DATE
September 2016
SOURCE
Geotechnical Engineering (00465828);Sep2016, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Landslide is one of the common natural hazards in Hong Kong. With the Government and public's concerted efforts, landslide risk in Hong Kong has been drastically reduced since the establishment of a comprehensive slope safety system in 1977. However, given Hong Kong's climatic and geographical conditions and the current state of technology, occurrence of serious landslides that could potentially cause multiple fatalities remains a distinct possibility, particularly during extreme rainfall events.
ACCESSION #
118042954

 

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