Landslide hazard assessment: Hydro-meteorological thresholds in Rwanda

J. Uwihirwe

Research output: ThesisDissertation (TU Delft)

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For the development of regional landslide early warning systems, empirical-statistical thresholds are of crucial importance. The thresholds indicate the meteorological and hydrological conditions initiating landslides and are an affordable approach towards reducing people’s vulnerability to landslide hazards. This thesis defined different landslide hydro-meteorological thresholds in Rwanda and evaluated their predictive capabilities. Chapter 1 identifies the landslide problem to society, opportunities for possible solutions, overview of the previous research and knowledge gap. It defines the research concepts, research objectives and outlines...
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Bogaard, T.A., Supervisor
  • Hrachowitz, M., Supervisor
Award date23 Jan 2023
Print ISBNs978-94-6366-644-2
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Landslide
  • Hydro-geology
  • Hydro-Meteorology
  • Groundwater
  • Soil Moisture


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