This article is a republished news article, created and originally published by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here.
Author: Utsav Maden, Knowledge Management and Communication Officer, ICIMOD
Nepal faces a double whammy of floods and landslides every year. Often considered a secondary hazard, landslides are usually triggered by incessant rainfall falling upon hilly and unstable slopes in Nepal’s predominantly mountainous terrain. As Nepal lies at the cusp of the Indian and Tibetan tectonic plates, it is more susceptible to earthquakes and resulting landslides. Unplanned road building and construction along unstable mountain slopes on relatively young mountain terrain...more