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2015 AEG Professional Forum on Landslides
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Time to Face the Landslide Hazard Dilemma:
Bridging Science, Policy, Public Safety, and Potential Loss

February 26-28, 2015  |  University of Washington, Seattle, WA

This Forum, “Time to Face the Landslide Hazard Dilemma: Bridging Science, Policy, Public Safety, and Potential Loss”, brings together private and public sector technical experts on landslide hazards, public officials, and insurance and planning representatives to present some of the current programs and strategies being employed and to discuss how we can better protect public health, safety, and infrastructure. Improvements could include: (1) communication of landslide hazards and risk to the public, (2) coordination between federal, state, and local agencies and geological surveys and private sector geologists and geotechnical engineers, and (3) development of more comprehensive landslide hazards maps and technical information that is understandable and available to the public and can be incorporated into land use planning and policy.

The main objective of the Forum is to develop strategies for bridging the gap between science and public interests. The presentations include lessons learned from Oso/Hazel and other recent landslides; existing landslide hazard assessment programs (domestic and international); laws and regulations in various states, local jurisdictions, and internationally; lessons that can be learned from other hazards; and perspectives from policy makers, and the insurance and real estate industry. The Forum also includes workshop discussions on developing strategies for national action while recognizing state and local rights.


2015 AEG Professional Landslide Forum Program with Abstracts

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Landslide Workshop Results

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