In the area you have selected landslide susceptibility is classified as high according to the information that is currently available. This means that this area has rainfall patterns, terrain slope, geology, soil, land cover and (potentially) earthquakes that make localized landslides a frequent hazard phenomenon. Based on this information, planning decisions such as project siting, project design, and construction methods, must take into account the potential for landslides. Further detailed information should be obtained to better understand the level of landslide susceptibility in your project area.

Climate change impact: Climate change is likely to alter slope and bedrock stability through changes in precipitation and/or temperature. It is difficult to determine future locations and timing of large rock avalanches, as these depend on local geological conditions and other non-climatic factors.


  • GOVERNMENT EXPERTISE: Contact the governmental organizations responsible for management of landslides in the project country (e.g. ministry of environment, national geological survey and/or local authorities) to obtain more detailed information on areas previously affected by landslides and areas considered to be highly susceptible. More information
  • DO NOT INCREASE HAZARD: Carefully consider the sites of all planned project infrastructure to ensure that landslide hazard will not be increased significantly through project construction, for example because of inappropriate excavation, slope loading, vegetation removal, and interference with natural waterways and/or existing drainage systems. More information
  • IMPACTS: Carefully consider the impact of landslides on planned project infrastructure, such as the potential for total or partial damage and loss of life. Also consider reduced utility of the infrastructure if threatened landslides result in closure, and/or if landslides result in greater operational and maintenance costs. More information
  • TECHNICAL EXPERTISE: Engage a qualified local or international geotechnical engineer to ensure landslide susceptibility in your project area is integrated in project siting, design and implementation. More information
  • FURTHER INFORMATION: Find out if the exact project location is in a hazardous zone, e.g. by collecting local landslide hazard information either from maps or by interviewing local governmental organizations. More information
  • REGULATIONS: Ensure that the project obeys existing (if any) landslide zoning regulations. More information
  • TECHNICAL EXPERTISE: Contact local or international staff that have experience working in the project area to understand how they sought to reduce landslide risk in past projects (see ‘more information’ and further resources on this page). More information
  • DO NOT INCREASE HAZARD: Ensure that the project does not result in increased landslide hazard at adjacent sites, especially those directly upslope and directly downslope of the site. More information
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