Title: Research on geologic hazard risk management in China based on geologic hazard survey and zoning

Authors: P.G. Zhou, H.Q. Chen

Addresses: China Institute of Geological Environment Monitoring, No. 20 Dahuisi, Haidian district Beijing 100081, PR China. ' China Institute of Geological Environment Monitoring, No. 20 Dahuisi, Haidian district Beijing 100081, PR China

Abstract: China is a typical developing country. Risk management has become an inevitable trend in China|s geologic hazard management and it is imperative to conduct geologic hazard risk evaluation. Although China has laid the foundation for geologic hazard survey and zoning, the large-scale geologic environment information is not fully available and the geologic hazard risk evaluation must be pressed ahead steadily. Based on the research on existing conditions and problems of geologic hazard survey and zoning in China, the paper proposes the planning for geologic hazard risk evaluation in the coming ten years. It will no doubt help the country with a large population and vast territory in its fast pace of economic development to conduct the geologic hazard risk evaluation.

Keywords: geological hazards; risk management; survey; zoning; planning; China; risk assessment; landfall; landslide; debris flow; ground collapse; land subsidence.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRAM.2008.019013

International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, 2008 Vol.8 No.4, pp.362 - 372

Published online: 27 Jun 2008 *

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