Geologically young and tectonically active mountain range, characterized by fragile land and a rugged topography, makes Nepal more prone to geo-hazard and landslide risk.

High intensity rainfall, frequently occurring landslides, debris flow and soil erosion are common due to varied geomorphological features.

The recent events such as the Jure landslides of 2014 and, the 2015 earthquake have demonstrated the urgency of intensive research and coordinated works in mitigation of geo-hazard and landslide risks in Nepal and agencies to provide specific input for assignment, whenever needed.

Scott Wilson Nepal provides a wide-ranging services on multiple thematic areas that include:

  • Geohazard mapping
  • Geological and Geohazard assessment
  • Flood and landslide susceptibility assessment and mitigation works
  • Bio-engineering applications for slope stabilisation and training
  • Slope stabilization for the structures

Geo-hazard and landslide risk assessment enable us to understand the geomorphological condition of the landscape and anticipate the behaviour of land motion. This helps in identifying appropriate approach in designing and construction of infrastructures and allocation determine areas for safer settlements.

Our Experience

The firm is fully equipped and resourced to provide service in this practice area covering slope stability analysis, identification, risk assessment, mitigation work and susceptibility assessment, geohazard mapping and bio-engineering works. Our skilled team of geologists, environmental and geotechnical engineers apply their substantial information and skill to minimize the impact of geohazard and landslide on value, safety and environmental morality.

SW Nepal experience includes undertaking terrain and geo-hazard assessment for sustainable engineering remote sensing, hazard mapping, landscape modelling techniques and field reconnaissance mapping.