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Integrated spatial planning approach for disaster mitigation in Sri Lanka with an emphasis on landslides

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dc.contributor.author Mahanama, PKS
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-07T19:25:13Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-07T19:25:13Z
dc.date.issued 2013-11-08
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/8886
dc.description Landslide is the most pressing environmental problem in the central & southern parts of Sri Lanka. It is estimated that there are about 12,500 square kilometers in the island prone to landslides (NBRO, 2008). At present, there are a number of government agencies involved in prevention and mitigation of landslide hazards. Even though the national, regional and local institutions have land-use plans, guidelines, regulations, but they are merely documents. It is necessary to control the land use development pertaining to human settlement expansion in such vulnerable regions. According to the Sri Lanka Urban Multi Hazard Disaster Mitigation Project 2003, the cost of preventing landslides is less than the cost of redressing the post event damages. Therefore the development of the country is necessary to be resilient to this nature of disasters. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Senate Research Committee en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Integrated spatial planning approach for disaster mitigation in Sri Lanka with an emphasis on landslides en_US
dc.type SRC-Report en_US
dc.identifier.department Town & Country Planning en_US
dc.identifier.year 2007-2008 en_US
dc.identifier.srgno 289 en_US


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