Engineers Australia

Commentary on practice note guidelines for landslide risk management

Australian Geomechanics Society Landslide Taskforce, Landslide Practice Note Working Group


In 2000 the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) published “Landslide Risk Management Concepts and Guidelines” (AGS 2000). In 2002 the content and application of AGS (2000) were demonstrated around Australia by “the Risky Roadshow” which was sponsored by Emergency Management Australia and AGS. Papers for the “Roadshow” were published in Australian Geomechanics Vol 37 No 2 May 2002. Since then there have been many published papers and an extensive body of discussion which has progressed the use of Landslide Risk Management (LRM) as discussed further below.