Reducing Landslide Risk Using Cut Slope Stability Maps
The Caribbean region is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts and various natural hazards, including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, landslides, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions. The increasing incidence of such disasters, coupled with the small size of the islands and fragile ecosystems compound their vulnerabilities. Additionally, the location of businesses, settlements and livelihoods in low-lying coastal areas and the sensitivity of the main economic sector, tourism, exacerbate these vulnerabilities.
Geological and seismic hazards are among these risks to which many islands are exposed, such as landslides, rockslides, earthquakes and secondary hazards such as liquefaction.