Articles | Volume 18, issue 12
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 3203–3210, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-3203-2018

Special issue: Landslide–transport network interactions

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 3203–3210, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-3203-2018

Research article 30 Nov 2018

Research article | 30 Nov 2018

Roads and landslides in Nepal: how development affects environmental risk

Brian G. McAdoo et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (01 Jun 2018) by Faith Taylor
AR by Brian G McAdoo on behalf of the Authors (11 Jun 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 Jun 2018) by Faith Taylor
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (18 Jul 2018)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (24 Jul 2018) by Faith Taylor
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (22 Aug 2018)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (23 Sep 2018) by Faith Taylor
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (03 Oct 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (03 Oct 2018) by Faith Taylor
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (17 Oct 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (26 Oct 2018) by Faith Taylor
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (02 Nov 2018)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (09 Nov 2018) by Faith Taylor
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Road development in Nepal promises to improve access to markets, education and healthcare, but not without hazardous consequences. Using GIS maps of monsoon-triggered landslides, we show that rural roads are responsible for doubling the number of landslides in one mountainous district. Engineers are seeking sustainable and affordable eco-solutions to help stabilize these roads in order to prevent further loss of life and property as Nepal approaches this next phase in its development.
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