Management of Sediment-Related Risks

BY ASSOCIATED PROGRAMME ON FLOOD MANAGEMENT (APFM), WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION (WMO) | 24 FEB 2011
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Integrated Flood Management Tools Series No.12
The primary objective of this document is to provide a tool to introduce approaches in identifying debris flows and landslide areas as well as to show how they can be managed successfully to minimize the loss of life through the process of:

— Understanding characteristics of debris flows and landslides;

— Identifying the benefits and losses through sediment phenomena in river basins;

— Introducing historical experiences and options to tackle sediment-related disaster management;

— Providing detailed guidelines for debris flows and landslides hazards, risk assessment and management.

The tool is written primarily for flood managers at the municipal and higher administrative levels to facilitate the necessary dialogue with land-use planners at the local, and catchment levels; urban and agricultural planners; developers of individual land parcels; and the like.

For more information visit: http://www.floodmanagement.info/
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