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Landslide hazard and risk assessment
This document is the third in a series of hazard-specific risk assessment modules, compiled as part of the Words into Action Guidelines on National Disaster Risk Assessment by UNISDR. This section provides a general introduction to the assessment of landslide hazard. Landslide hazard is a function of susceptibility (spatial propensity to landslide activity) and temporal frequency of landslide triggers, and its assessment may be done on local (individual slope), regional, national, continental, or even global scales. The most appropriate method in each scale depends on the extent of the study area and on the available data. The document also describes exposure and vulnerability assessments and the use of these different risk assessments in national DRR measures.