One Day Seminar on
December 07, 2018
Landslides are one of the most common major natural disasters attacking the hill regions causing loss of human life, fertile soil, and pastureland along with destruction of property and infrastructure. They may cause formation of landslide
dam sudden failure of which may inundate the downstream area. Earthquakes, rainfall, instability caused due to change in stabilised slope profile, construction of infrastructural activities like roads, and unplanned urbanisation
are some of the major factors responsible for initiating the landslides. With fast developmental and infrastructural activities occurring in
Himalayan region there has been an unprecedented increase in the frequency of landslides during recent past. It is of utmost importance that engineers, architects, planners and construction personnel be aware of the analysis and control measures required to mitigate the landslide problems.
One day seminar on “Landslide Analysis and Mitigation” is being organised on December 07, 2018 at Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee. The seminar is being organised as a joint activity of Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee, IGS Roorkee chapter with the help of faculty from Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway and University of Salerno, ITALY.
The main objectives of the seminar is to expose the participants with the state of art practices being used at international level assessing, forecasting and mitigating landslide risk. Lectures will be delivered by renowned experts having experience to deal landslide mitigation problems at national and international level.