A paper on the power of geosynthetics to prevent landslides is available in an open access journal by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL).
‘Sustainability of geosynthetics-based landslide stabilization solutions’ features in the ICL’s Open Access book series Progress in Landslide Research and Technology Volume 1, Issue 1 2022. Members of the IGS Technical Committee on Soil Reinforcement (TC-R), chair Pietro Rimoldi, vice-chair Yoshihisa Miyata, and secretary Ivan Puig Damians co-authored the piece with former IGS Vice-President Nathalie Touze and IGS Executive Director John Kraus.
The article outlines the various types of geosynthetics for landslide prevention, and the sustainability benefits of choosing geosynthetic materials over traditional methods. It also discusses ‘MIVES, the Spanish Integrated Value Model for Sustainability Assessment which is used for evaluating slope stability remediation alternatives.
Established in 2002 and headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, the ICL aims to promote landslide research and education, and offer expertise in landslide risk and mitigation. In 2020, the IGS was among signatories to the Kyoto Landslide Commitment, supporting 10 priority actions to mitigate the environmental and human costs of landslides.
To read the full paper, visit the IGS Digital Library here, where you can also find a wide variety of resources on geosynthetics.
For more about the IGS Technical Committees, including the TC-R, visit the web page here. You can also learn more about the work of the ICL here.