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A geo-environmental map for the sustainable development of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Urban hazards and risks; consequences of large eruptions and earthquakes

Auteurs :
SHRESTHA, O.M.
KOIRALA, A.
HANISCH, J.
BUSCH, K.
KERNTKE, M.
JÄGER, S.
THOURET, J.-C.

Description :
In the Kathmandu Valley, the major geo-environmental problems arise from haphazard exploitation of geologic resources, local landslide zones, severe problems of garbage disposal, river flooding and a dramatic river pollution. The map was prepared by the use of GIS techniques. It contains all basic geological and environmental data, as geotechnical risk zones, areas for preferable extraction of construction material and those not be allowed to be exploited, areas of immediate need of reforestation in order to prevent landslide or badland development, groundwater protection zones, and suitable garbage disposal sites.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
GeoJournal, issn : 0343-2521, 1999, vol. 49, n°. 2, p. 165-171, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 12 ref.

Date :
1999

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Heidelberg, Springer

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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