Landslide Risk Management

Practitioners Quiz

This module of the website is aimed at the Practitioner who will be responsible for the technical assessment and advising the Client and Regulator in relation to Landslide Risk Management (LRM).

The format of the module is for a series of Questions relating to the understanding required by the Practitioner of the main concepts or steps in LRM.

Question 3 of 10

3. Does the Practitioner need to use a standardised terminology to characterise landslides?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Sometimes

Landslide characterisation requires the recognition that a danger exists and the definition of its characteristics. If a “common language” is not used, then the ability for practitioners to communicate and to record their observations is impeded and may not be easily understood. A defined set of terms to describe the landslide details (also known as the morphology, or parts of the landslide), mode of formation and movement, rate of movement, size and state of activity greatly simplifies the characterization and communication.

In the context of LRM, the danger is the landslide that could lead to damage, described in terms of its geometry, mechanical and other characteristics. The dander can be an existing landslide or a potential landslide. Characterisation of the danger does not include any forecasting of frequency or likelihood.

The term ?Hazard? is similar to ?Danger?, but does include the likelihood of occurrence.