Evaluating landslide risk management in Guatemala City through a study of risk perception and behavior changes
In October of 2015, a devastating landslide killed an estimated 350 people in the community of El Cambray II, located in a Guatemala City ravine, highlighting the need to manage landslide risk in precarious urban settlements in the area. This project evaluates landslide risk management in the Guatemala City metropolitan area to better encourage at-risk community members to change behaviors to reduce landslide risk. To evaluate specific risk management initiatives, the authors tracked changes in community members’ risk perception, knowledge and behaviors by surveying communities at different ...
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