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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2005)

Document title

The landslide hazard and human vulnerability in La Paz City, Bolivia

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

O'HARE G. ; RIVAS S. ;

Abstract

Landslide frequencies over the last 40 years show the role of inter-annual variations in summer rainfalls, especially the late summer period (Jan-Mar), and rising water tables connected to lake Titicaca. Associations with ENSO events, both warm (El Nino) and cold (La Nina), prove negative, pointing to the importance of moisture sources from the north, south and east (Amazon) but not from the west (Pacific). The most vulnerable group exposed to the landslide hazard comprise the inhabitants of the self-built informal housing areas, on the more elevated steeper slopes of the northern part of the city. A brief discussion of hazard mitigation and the importance of building hazard resilient communities concludes the paper

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geographical journal / ISSN 0016-7398 / CODEN GGJOAR

Editor : Royal Geographical Society, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1893)

Millesime : 2005, vol. 171, no3 [pp. 239-258]

Bibliographic references : 66 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 3441

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