International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), Japan

Nominated by: Japan Water Agency

International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), Japan

Based in Kyoto, the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL) is a non-profit grouping of international, non-governmental and national landslide-related organisations and entities. While landslides have plagued the world throughout history, the definition of such disasters long varied across countries and disciplines, and researchers were all too often isolated and low-profile. The ICL was set up in 2002 with the goal of strengthening landslide research by creating an international network straddling all types of organisations and fields. Since then, it has spurred a common understanding and terminology on landslides, playing a vital role in developing landslide science to reduce damage.

The ICL founded the world’s first full-colour scientific journal “Landslides” in 2004. It currently counts 9,216 subscriber institutions each of them with between 50 and 100 readers. After 2006, it initiated the International Programme on Landslides, which has recognised 15 World Centres of Excellence on Landslide Risk Reduction in countries including Indonesia, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and Thailand. It also organised the triennial flagship conference in the field, the World Landslide Forum, bringing together stakeholders, policy makers and private sectors dealing with the management of landslide risk.



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