SaveTheHills(STH) is a group of concerned citizens who are raising awareness about landslides in Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalaya.
Many landslides are the direct or indirect result of human interference and preventable if sufficient care is taken.
As such, unless we begin a comprehensive and sustained program towards landslide management, prevention and mitigation, the consequences of ignoring years of human callousness will, in the future be devastating.
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Event of Note: Project Landslip Annual Meeting in Darjeeling - 19 to 21Feb2019
Physical scientists, engineers and social scientists from nine
organisations in the UK, Italy and India from the UK NERC/DFID funded
project LANDSLIP will be in Darjeeling from 19-21 February for their
annual consortium meeting. LANDSLIP.
LANDSLIP (LANDSLIde multi-hazard assessment, Preparedness
and early warning in South Asia) is now beginning its third year, is
developing landslide hazard assessment and a prototype early warning
systems in two study areas (Darjeeling/East Sikkim and Nilgiris)
including the best means of disseminating this information to those who
need it in India. Some of the methodologies developed through this
project will be replicable to the landslide-prone areas elsewhere in
India and South Asia.
The project consortium of 34 scientists and engineers is
co-led by Dr Helen Reeves from the British Geological Survey (BGS) and
Professor Bruce Malamud from King’s College London (KCL) with the other
project partners from the Amrita University, Consiglio Nazionale delle
Ricerche (Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection), the
Geological Survey of India (GSI), Newcastle University, UK Met Office,
Practical Action Consulting India and Practical Action Consulting UK.
Around 24 of the LANDSLIP experts from India, UK and Italy
will be in Darjeeling this week for an internal conference meeting,
along with a subset of the group meeting key Darjeeling district
disaster management officers. To read more about this project please