Assessment of small-scale landslide treatment in Nepal

  • P Mathema Assistant Research Officer, Department of Forest Research and Survey, Babarmahal, Kathmandu
  • J Joshi Department of Soil Conservation and Watershed Management, Kathmandu
Keywords: Drainage management, landslide treatment, landuse improvement, people's participation

Abstract

Landslides are major natural hazards in Nepal, and efforts are underway to treat smallscale
landslides with people's participation. The main purpose of this study was to assess
various aspects of the prevalent practice of landslide treatment followed by the Department
of Soil Conservation and Watershed Management, Government of Nepal. Questionnaire
survey and case study methods were used to collect the necessary information. It appears
that the landslide treatment has been successful in stabilizing the major portion of the
treated landslides. However, landuse improvement above the treated landslides, and
drainage management inside and around the treated landslide sites were found to be
inadequate. Also, the maintenance of constructed structures and vegetation was not
satisfactory. The findings and recommendations of this paper will be useful in improving
the landslide treatment in Nepal.

Keywords: Drainage management; landslide treatment; landuse improvement; people's
participation

DOI: 10.3126/banko.v20i1.3502

Banko Janakari, Vol. 20, No. 1 pp.3-8

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Mathema, P., & Joshi, J. (1). Assessment of small-scale landslide treatment in Nepal. Banko Janakari, 20(1), 3-8. https://doi.org/10.3126/banko.v20i1.3502
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