Landslide Risk Assessment

Alan Moon

Landslide hazard and risk assessments have been carried out by private practitioners and public bodies for many years. Recently there have been attempts to set up a more formal framework of risk assessment and management. Alan will explain the principles of landslide risk assessment and some of the common terms. He will illustrate the principles with case histories involving railway cuttings and large landslides on reservoir slopes. Alan Moon is an engineering geologist with Golder Associates. He has carried out landslide risk assessments in Australia and overseas for many years. Alan is a member of several national and international committees on landslide risk assessment and hillside construction including the taskforce recently established by the Institution of Engineers and the Australian Geomechanics Society in response to the Thredbo tragedy. Alan’s presentation should be of interest to a broad range of people in the land and infrastructure development industries including engineering consultants, local and state government bodies, contractors, planners and developers.

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