Development of a landslide risk rating system for small-scale landslides affecting settlements in Guatemala City
Many settlements in the Guatemala City Metropolitan Area (GCMA) face significant possibilities of fatalities due to their location in steep ravines that are subjected to periodic large-scale landslides. Since the housing in the at-risk areas is relatively low-cost, it is typically cost-prohibitive to mitigate the risk to an acceptable level. Thus, permanent relocation is the only truly viable option to ensure the long-term safety of everyone. However, there are several economic and social obstacles impeding successful implementation of a relocation program. Still, there are many other landslide ...
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