Community participation in landslide risk reduction: a case history from Central Andes, Peru

Jan Klimeš, Ana Marlene Rosario, Roque Vargas, Pavel Raška, Luis Vicuña & Christine Jurt Vicuña Muñoz
This article describes the intertwined history of scientific research and landslide disaster risk reduction efforts in a small peasant community in the Rampac Grande of the Peruvian Andes. It was struck by a catastrophic landslide in 2009, claiming five fatalities and challenging local knowledge about landslide occurrence and mitigation practices. This article describes collaboration between a team of scientists, comprising both foreign and Peruvian experts and the local community, which started after the 2009 landslide...
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