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TitleSocio-economic significance, Canadian technical guidelines and best practices related to landslides: a national initiative for loss reduction
AuthorGuthrie, R
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 7311, 2013, 19 pages, (Open Access)
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to the following publications
File formatpdf
Subjectsengineering geology; Health and Safety; Economics and Industry; landslides; health hazards; governments; earthquake risk; economics; geological hazards
Illustrationstables; location maps
ProgramNational Guidelines for Natural Hazard Assessment and Mitigation, Public Safety Geoscience
Released2013 03 04
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
Landslides are one of the most dangerous hazards on Earth. They are a common threat around the world including many parts of Canada. Landslides affect people directly (injury and death) and indirectly (destruction of infrastructure). The purpose of this publication is to provide a summary of the economic costs that have been associated with many landslides in Canada.