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Stakeholder perspectives on landslide triggers and impacts in five countries

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Tayebi, S., Jabed, M. A., Ruano, A. L., Lee, G. O., da Silva, P. F., Ahmed, S., G, E. V. A., Dahal, R. K., Soltani, A., Imran Khan, M., Rahman, M. A., Islam, M. A. and Haque, U. (2024) Stakeholder perspectives on landslide triggers and impacts in five countries. Landslides . ISSN 1612-5118

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Article Link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10346-024-02270-4


Expert perspectives drive landslide mitigation and post-disaster policy planning. This study examines landslide risk perceptions among the stakeholders (government officials, academics, policy experts, local community representatives, and representatives of NGOs/civil society) across Brazil, Colombia, Nepal, Iran, and Pakistan, identifying both shared concerns and local heterogeneity. Key informants revealed a discrepancy in their degree of concern about landslides, with government officials exhibiting greater apprehension compared to local community representatives. Local community representatives incorrectly perceived landslides to be the result of natural phenomena. In contrast, governmental and academic stakeholders felt that human-induced triggers, specifically those related to land use and land cover change, were significant contributors to landslide occurrences, necessitating stringent law enforcement. The comprehensive impacts of landslides included economic losses, infrastructure disruption, agricultural losses, and food security concerns, underscoring the multifaceted nature of this hazard. Our results suggest the need for proactive citizen engagement in landslide monitoring, recognizing the importance of local contexts. We end by proposing a dual-pronged policy approach that emphasizes the socio-economic context of each region.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Keywords:Landslides , Multi-country analysis , Key informant’s perspective , Land use/land cover changes , Stakeholder’s dialogue
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural physics
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agriculture and the environment
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Soil conservation and protection
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Conservation of natural resources
Live Archive:22 May 2024 05:57
Last Modified:22 May 2024 05:57

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