Proposal for creation of the Land Subsidence International Initiative
Land Subsidence (LS) is a major problem that threatens viability and sustainable economic development for many millions of people throughout the world, especially, but not restricted to coastal and highly urbanized areas. This document proposes the formation of an IHP-UNESCO Land Subsidence International Initiative (LaSII) to seek support from the UNESCO IHP and the governments of the 11 countries that are now participating to consolidate the development of methodologies for characterization and modeling of LS, monitoring networks, transfer of information to decision makers, advise creation of public policies and ideally, in the end contribute to an increase in the security and resilience of inhabitants of LS affected areas.
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