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28 July 2020
Mapping landslides in Nepal
In the summer of 2019 the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC), launched a new disaster management portal (bipad.gov.np) to provide high quality spatial data. This allows landslide accidents in Nepal to be mapped in near real time.
24 July 2020
The deadly start to the monsoon season in Nepal
The first few weeks of the SW monsoon in Nepal has seen large numbers of landslides. By 20 July the number of fatal landslides had already exceeded the average annual total for the last 15 years.
14 July 2020
Deadly monsoon-induced landslides in Nepal in the last few days
Over the last few days intense monsoon rainfall in Nepal has triggered a wave of landslides that have caused extensive loss of life and damage.
3 September 2019
The tyranny of dozer road building
Two articles published in Nepali newspapers in the last few days have examined the disastrous impacts of dozer roads in mountain areas
9 July 2019
The Budhiganga River landslide: just one of many landslide challenges in Nepal as the monsoon develops
The Budhiganga River landslide: just one of many landslide challenges in Nepal as the monsoon rapidly develops across South Asia
1 April 2019
Mountain roads in Nepal
A commentary just published in NHESS (Sudmeier-Rieux et al. 2019) argues for the need for better governance of mountain road building in Nepal
19 November 2018
Two interesting roadside failure videos from India and Nepal
Two new Youtube videos show dramatic roadside failure events. One shows a landslide on a quarry haul road whilst the other shows a joint controlled rockfall
17 April 2018
Landslides in Nepal: the need for a national agency?
A group of national and international experts are calling for the creation of a new national agency to manage landslides in Nepal.
8 November 2017
Evidence of catastrophic landsliding from medieval earthquakes in Nepal
A new paper (Stolle et al. 2017) in Quaternary Science Reviews suggests that 3 medieval earthquakes may have induced catastrophic landsliding in Nepal
2 October 2017
Karnali Highway in Nepal: the danger of collecting landslide videos (viewer beware)
A new video on Youtube, which shows a rockslide on the Karnali Highway in Nepal, provides a brutal illustration of the dangers of filming landslides