Faculty Advisor

McCauley, Stephen M.

Faculty Advisor

Shockey, Ingrid K.

Center

India

Abstract

Our goal was to develop, evaluate, and improve landslide risk communication strategies in Mandi, a region affected by pervasive landslides. Policymakers, scientists and village residents were interviewed to understand how the stakeholders experience landslides. We determined the key gaps in knowledge, specifically regarding landslide causes and signs, the residents’ perceptions of risks and the hazard maps, and the current communication strategies. We developed an educational plan and an SMS-based risk communication system that can be used to send warning, alert, and educational messages.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Project Center

India

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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